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Letter: Governor’s defunding plan

  • Author: Jon Sharpe
    | Opinion
  • Updated: August 19
  • Published August 19

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s latest plan for more slowly defunding the University of Alaska seems a bit strange, for two reasons.

He only has the right to allow the legislative budget to pass, or he can line-item veto parts of it. He can’t set up an alternative plan by himself. If he calls another special session to deal with his three-year plan, that would seem to conflict with his opposition to legislative action that would forward-fund school disbursements.

I wonder when this governor will begin to understand how Alaska state government works.

I support the recall. When Gov. Dunleavy said he only vetoed so many programs to get conversations started, that just added one more item to the long list of reasons for getting rid of him. He really needs to change his party affiliation too. Other than his position on abortion, he’s thoroughly a Republican in name only, a Libertarian.

— Jon Sharpe

Anchorage

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