Alaska’s legislative leaders say the state’s ability to spend down fund earnings is a political dilemma, at a time when Gov. Mike Dunleavy and some legislators want to pay back the amounts PFDs have been cut.
Mike Prax is a former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. worker. He was the Interior Alaska coordinator for the election campaign of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
Recall Dunleavy organizers received the booklets at the division’s Anchorage office. They have said they’ll mail them around Alaska on Saturday.
Lawmakers have proposed changing the dividend formula. And Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he wants to engage in discussions about what the PFD will be in the future. But he says that doesn’t change what Alaskans should receive under the current law.
The court clerk offered an explanation as to why Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger made public statements related to two of the four listed grounds for recalling Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters she’s concerned about President Donald Trump directing money from military procurement and the National Guard to build the wall along the border with Mexico.
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled last week that the Recall Dunleavy campaign can start gathering signatures.
The state once said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the United States. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.
The Supreme Court has directed the Alaska Division of Elections to prepare petition booklets immediately to the group Recall Dunleavy.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested the bill, which would create a new Alaska Lottery Corporation to oversee the lottery.