A veto of $2.4 million in additional education funding by borough mayor Charlie Pierce will stand. The mayor issued his veto after the assembly approved the spending last month.
Assembly members failed to override Pierce’s decision in a six to three vote, with assembly members Kelly Cooper, Willy Dunne,
and Hal Smalley voting to reverse the veto.
The money was intended to provide the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District a cushion as the Legislature continues to hash out state education funding and the overall budget in Juneau.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated how many and which assembly members voted to reverse the veto. Assembly members Kelly Cooper, Willy Dunne and Hal Smalley voted to reverse the veto.