Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday he will restore $8.8 million in funding for early education services, reversing vetoes he made in June to the Legislature’s operating budget bill.The restored items are $6.8 million in Head Start grants, $1.2 million for Early Childhood grants, $474,000 to Parents as Teachers grants and $320,000 in Best Beginning grants.Those items account for the majority of the $13.9 million vetoed by the governor from the budget of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in June. The governor did not announce changes to his plans to eliminate funding for the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Online With Libraries internet-access subsidy, or the elimination of a homework-help telephone line.The governor...
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Dunleavy says he will reverse his vetoes on early education cuts