After a marathon on amendments, Alaska House passes budget 22-17

JUNEAU — The Alaska House on Monday passed a budget for the state's next fiscal year, approving the $4.25 billion unrestricted general fund spending plan in a 22-17 vote.

The split was along caucus lines, with all the members of the predominantly Democratic majority coalition in favor, and the Republican minority opposed. Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, was excused.

The vote came after a week of debate, with more than 100 amendments proposed mostly by Republican minority members.

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