Saturday, April 11, 2009 0 Responses
JUNEAU — In a session dominated by money matters and finger-pointing, education and social issues are more or less being left in the dust.
Sen. Gene Therriault, R-North Pole, said he’d like legislative leadership to get past a volley of blame-placing with the governor’s office and get to work.
The session and important matters at hand leave no time for shifting responsibility regarding federal stimulus money and lapses in communication on state priorities, he said.
Lawmakers and Gov. Sarah Palin from nearly the start of the legislative session in January have made statements to the media passing the responsibility for delays back and forth on issues like state deficits, fiscal responsibility in budgeting, acceptance of federal stimulus money, a replacement for Sen. Kim Elton’s Juneau seat and natural gas development.