Senate Passes Version of State’s Operating Budget

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

Friday, the Senate passed its version of the state’s operating budget for next year.   Finance Co-chair Lyman Hoffman said the plan spends $5.7 billion in state money – only about $10 million less that the total amount the governor proposed in December.

There was no opposition to the budget. The plan will return to the House for a confirming vote.

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