This year, the most controversial provision has been one that limits the number of tasting rooms for breweries, distilleries and wineries.
House Speaker Stutes said she plans to resume work on the state budget on Monday, in the hope that the peak in cases would have crested by then.
House majority members say describing the entire $2,550 payment as a dividend would set expectations that PFDs would be that size every year.
On Friday she announced plans to run for reelection to her current seat in the state Legislature.
The state Supreme court ruled on redistricting last week, the House plans to take up the budget in a few days — and there’s yet another conflict about mask-wearing on the House floor.
There will be two special elections this summer to fill that vacancy: a special primary election by mail on June 11 and a special election to pick the winner on Aug. 16.
Beginning in July, there will be a Department of Health that would continue to do most of the work of the current department, like overseeing the Medicaid program, and a Department of Family and Community Services, to oversee foster care, juvenile justice, Alaska Pioneer Homes and the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
The appeals centered on whether Anchorage’s South Muldoon neighborhood should be paired with Eagle River in a Senate district, Skagway should be in a House district with downtown Juneau or the Mendenhall Valley, and Valdez and part of Mat-Su should share a House district.
State leaders from across the political spectrum reacted with shock and sadness to the news of the death of Rep. Don Young on Friday.
The amount is roughly one-third of the additional $3.6 billion the Department of Revenue forecast the state will receive in its spring revenue update on Tuesday.