Gov. Mike Dunleavy has suspended three public town hall meetings he was planning to hold this week.
Anchorage Rep. Lance Pruitt, the Republican minority leader, says he made the decision to remove Rep. David Eastman after talking with caucus members.
Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink says it’s important to take simple steps, like washing your hands and staying at home if you’re sick.
This is the second time the organizers of the campaign to recall Governor Dunleavy have had to gather signatures. The first time was in August, for the recall application.
Alaska state Rep. Chuck Kopp says the proposed formula would provide stability to both the state’s economy and to permanent fund dividends.
Members of the Republican House minority voted against the budget, citing the lack of PFD funding.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says his administration wants to make sure that it has protocols in place “once this virus arrives — and we think it probably will, just because of the way it’s spreading.”
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.