Lawmakers have about a month left to finish the business of building a state budget that pays for mandated services, and is balanced. There’s a lot of daylight between ideas for a spending plan that satisfies the numerous needs across the state without draining savings and paying a large permanent fund dividend. Will legislators find consensus on a budget by mid-May that the Governor will also agree to? We discuss the ideas for Alaska’s fiscal future on this Talk of Alaska.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- James Brooks – Government reporter, Alaska Beacon
- Larry Persily – Longtime Alaskan journalist, owner of the Wrangell Sentinel
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.