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Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding


Added 07-19-19 01:03:01am EST - “A lawsuit between state government branches will not interrupt funding of Alaska's public schools.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A lawsuit between state government branches will not interrupt funding of Alaska’s public schools.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that schools are scheduled to receive their first monthly payments within the next week.

The Alaska Legislature filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy for not distributing K-12 school funding for the fiscal year that started July 1.

Attorneys for Dunleavy and the Legislature filed a joint motion Tuesday asking a judge to order funding to continue during the lawsuit.

The Dunleavy administration says the Legislature’s funding appropriation for 2019-20 is unconstitutional and violates the annual budgeting process mandated by the state constitution.

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