Major changes in the U.S. Postal Service could mean mail bound for the capital city would be sorted in Anchorage. The Postal Service is making changes around the country to reverse a budge deficit of billions of dollars. The post office is reorganizing how it oversees the rural bypass mail program in Alaska, and considering a big change for Juneau.
Annie Feidt has more.
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.