- Associated Press - Friday, March 13, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A conservative lawmaker who broke with the majority caucus in voting against the operating budget says she has received overwhelming support from constituents.

But Eagle River Rep. Lora Reinbold could face repercussions, including possible expulsion from the caucus.

Majority members are to vote for the budget. House Speaker Mike Chenault said early Friday afternoon nothing had been decided on possible consequences.

Reinbold was upset by some of the money restored to the budget, including a reduced cut to the university system. She said the system should have been able to absorb the deeper cut.

Reinbold said the overall cuts weren’t deep enough and she had to reflect the values of her constituents.

Regardless of what is decided, Reinbold said she looks forward to continuing to work with her colleagues.

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