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Fields has apologized for his comments, though he had to rewrite it after several people criticized his first one as inadequate. In his apology he said his comments were inappropriate and in poor taste.
The governor has said any new broad-based tax or change to the formula to set PFDs must go to a vote of the people.
Murkowski said she’s using the confirmation process to explain Alaska’s economic straits to nominees and why she opposes decisions that put federal land off-limits for oil development.
Bradner was a Democrat who represented a Fairbanks area district for 10 years in the House.
Gov. Dunleavy has proposed taking $6.3 billion this year out of the $14.9 billion in permanent fund earnings.
The decision stems from a lawsuit the Alaska Legislative Council filed against Dunleavy, saying that he didn’t have the power to keep 94 appointees after a Dec. 15 deadline passed without the Legislature meeting to confirm them.
Two members who voted for the members of House committees say they won’t caucus with the coalition that has been the majority.
Even though she will not be a member of the coalition, Tarr said she will still vote in favor of a plan of organization that leaves coalition members in charge.
Bolger made these comments after giving his last State of the Judiciary address to lawmakers. He is retiring in June after completing his three-year term as chief justice.