The governor has asserted that forward funding education is unconstitutional. This claim has no factual basis. In reality, the Legislature could have altered forward funding this year. We chose not to and instead continued with previously approved forward funding. The Legislature has frequently forward-funded education because it gives school districts budget predictability that they need to hire teachers. This commonsense practice, well-founded in Constitutional and statutory authority of the Legislature, has never been questioned until Dunleavy brought in a partisan wrecking crew to lay waste to Alaska’s public institutions.