November 8, 2019 (Anchorage) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy issued the following statement regarding the Superior Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the legislature appropriating funds for more than one year at a time.
“Alaskans need to know this court case is about the process lawmakers are using to fund education, not about how much funding education receives,” said Governor Dunleavy. “K-12 education spending has not been cut, nor will it be cut regardless of what the courts ultimately decide. I dedicated a career as a public school teacher in Alaska. I view education as the cornerstone to any society and to individual futures.”
“This case is about the concept of future funding of education and the appropriation process in general and I look forward to clarifying this issue. Regardless of the decision of the courts, I look forward to improving the educational outcomes for our children,” said Governor Dunleavy.