House passes budget for immediate expenses

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The House on Monday overwhelmingly passed a budget bill that covers expenses bill proponents say is needed in coming weeks.

It's a $110 million bill-- a fraction of the larger $4.5 billion operating budget under review-- and known as fast-track supplemental legislation.

It passed 32-7.

The bill includes funds for the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Department of Corrections and the state's community assistance program. The largest portion is $45 million for Medicaid.

House passes budget for immediate expenses


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