House members are questioning the depth of analysis of Walker’s proposed oil and gas tax proposals.
“This is hard stuff. If it was easy, Alaska would have done it long ago,” Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson told lawmakers.
Changes are coming to state plans for a liquefied natural gas pipeline, but the governor and the state’s three pipeline partners aren’t ready to say what those changes will be.
The governor said Myers told him he wanted to retire in October, but Walker gave him time to reconsider.
Anchorage Democrats will submit three potential replacements to Walker, who will choose one. House Democrats will then accept or reject the choice.
Alaska Republicans will pick their preferred presidential candidate March 1. Democrats will hold caucuses across the state on March 26.
Rep. Les Gara wants to make sure state budget cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Instead, he wants a new business tax.
The Legislative Council is seeking advice from a finance expert on what to do about the controversial lease on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said her caucus members were disappointed.
“My friends, do not be afraid: Fear is the mind-killer,” Chief Justice Craig Stowers told the legislature.