The Alaska Legislature didn’t gavel out on Sunday at the end of its 90th regular day, and that’s just fine with us.
The state is running a $4.1 billion annual deficit, a problem unparalleled in Alaska’s history. Difficult decisions must be made, and these decisions should take thoughtful consideration.
When the Legislature finishes isn’t as important as the result.
The state must have a budget solution this year, and even if the entire deficit cannot be filled in a single year, we cannot afford to solve our budget problems from savings alone, as we have been doing.