Some Republican members repeatedly attempted to open a discussion of whether the council should change the COVID-19 safety policies.
House Speaker Louise Stutes wrote to House members and staff members: “Stay safe everyone and please make good decisions.”
While all Alaska residents can call in to any of the meetings, the committee prefers that residents from different parts of the state call in at specific times.
The forecast doesn’t account for $1.13 billion that the state is set to receive from the federal relief law enacted earlier this month.
Taylor noted that the Department of Law’s budget request includes 10 new prosecutors and nine new support staff that would focus on sex crimes.
State Rep. Christopher Kurka calls Capitol COVID-19 rules a power play before he was asked to leave the room.
Konrad Jackson became seriously ill from COVID-19 and has been at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau for several days.
Members of the Alaska House of Representatives had prepared a resolution that would have blocked the order, which would have led to two departments.
Reinbold hasn’t followed requirements to wear a face mask and to undergo the COVID-19 rapid tests and temperature screenings required of everyone entering the Capitol.
Alaska will become the first state in the country to open COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and older, officials announced Tuesday, capping a swift rollout of the shots that’s seen a boost from tens of thousands of extra doses shipped to and administered by tribal health care providers.