Legislature legally forward funded public education for current school year

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A Juneau judge Thursday ruled the Legislature appropriately funded public education for the 2019-2020 school year under an education bill passed by the 2018 Legislature.

Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally’s decision sets up a certain date in Alaska Supreme Court, as Alaska Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson promised an appeal.

Thursday’s ruling represents a continued battle over whether a governor can be bound by a previous Legislature’s appropriation.

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