Senate completes work on major funding bills

The Senate today finished work on the three major funding bills that had been set as a major goal of this year’s session. The House will take what’s expected to be a positive vote on the final bill on Monday. Members of both parties had said all along they planned to find a balance of rural and urban needs in education funding, pension payments – called Pers-Ters – and revenue sharing. House Finance Co-chair Kevin Meyer said the key was finding a balance in spending that satisfied enough members.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau