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Alaskan child support cases dropped amid state budget standoff

A handful of child support orders have been dropped, but Alaska has been left holding a bag of legal problems, with a growing number of cases facing the court system.

In February, the state filed a lawsuit against a man who was ordered to pay child support but never filed the payment, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

That case is still pending.

The other case involves a woman who says she is still paying child support.

Alaska Attorney General Lori Schindler said in a statement that her office has dropped the case against the man because it has not been proven he is the person the judge is seeking.

The state has been trying to solve the backlog of cases for a year, with the state legislature approving a $1 billion package last year to address child support payments, and to fix the backlog in courtrooms.

Schindler, a Democrat, has also called for a statewide review of child abuse cases.