Northern Dynasty says Collier resigned because of his secretly recorded comments about Alaska’s elected leaders and federal regulators.
Under the settlement, Dunleavy personally paid $2,800 to reimburse the state for social media and mailed advertisements from his office.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she did not know whether she would withhold her vote to protest the timing of the appointment, but she said the quality of the confirmation process would be a factor.
Ballot Measure 2 would replace separate party primary ballots with one that’s open to all, introduce ranked-choice voting and increase disclosure requirements for money supporting candidates.
Several Assembly members said they wanted to remove any possible hurdles that might prevent someone from voting.
The mourners were mostly women, and they joined others in Anchorage, Fairbanks and across the country in grieving for 87-year-old justice.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her home in Washington D.C. of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
The ruling reverses the direction the judge took Thursday, when she temporarily stopped the state from printing more ballots that leave off a letter next candidates’ names showing which party, if any, they affiliate with.
Barring another judicial intervention, the ruling leaves the state free to take the next step in preparing for the election, which is to mail some 8,000 ballots to military members and other residents who are overseas.
The judge said Galvin’s campaign had raised significant questions about whether elections officials have broken the plain language of a state law that requires ballots to list candidates’ party affiliations after their names.