Operating Budget Passes, No Gov't Shutdown

Dear ASEA Members:

A possible Government shutdown has been avoided. Late last night the Alaska State House and the Alaska State Senate passed the FY2018 Operating Budget.

The next step in the process is that the budget has to be signed by Governor Walker.  Since Governor Walker called the Legislature into special session to pass a FY2018 budget and avoid a shutdown I am sure he will sign it soon so it is in place prior to July 1. He does have the ability to "line item" veto budget appropriations and he may use that constitutional power if there are specific line items he thinks should be reduced or are not appropriate.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or your assigned Business Agent.

Jim Duncan
Executive Director