Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, speaks during a Senate floor session on March 13. On Tuesday, Wielechowski said the Legislature should act to maintain funds that are being swept into the Constitutional Budget Reserve. This would maintain funding to make the cost for electrical power in rural Alaska equal to that in urban areas, as well as funds for college scholarships and grants and medical education. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
State senators in Juneau raised alarm on Tuesday about the money swept from state budget accounts into a harder-to-access piggy bank: the Constitutional Budget Reserve.
Anchorage Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski was among those who said that if the Alaska Legislature doesn’t act soon, funds that pay for college scholarships, medical education and making rural power costs equal to those in