Dunleavy: Legislature 'knowingly underfunded' Senior Benefits program ahead of suspension (For KTVA)
Days after an announcement that thousands of low-income seniors will not get state-paid benefits in May or June, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said legislators need to be honest with Alaskans about why it happened.
“Members of the House Majority are quite frankly, being disingenuous with Alaskans when they express shock and disappointment that the Senior Benefits program will not have enough revenue for its highest income seniors for two months," the governor said in a prepared statement Saturday. “Why? Because they knowingly underfunded it.”