-Juneau AK

In an effort to prevent teachers from receiving pink slips next month, The Alaska Legislature is preparing to defend a law providing funding for K-12 education.

Last year legislation approved $20 million in education funding for this upcoming fiscal year, but earlier this year governor Dunleavy proposed cutting that to meet other state obligations.

The house and senate voted Tuesday to allow the joint legislative council committee to take all necessary action to uphold the legislatures constitutional power of appropriation. Plus, the legislature is also asking for an injunction to allow schools to receive funding until the courts resolve the issue.




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