Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink provided an update on preparations for the coronavirus disease in Alaska.
The Coalition for Education Equity of Alaska asked the governor to reverse a veto last July, and now is asking legislators to add the funds back into the budget.
The Legislative Council has formed an emergency response preparedness subcommittee that would develop a plan for an early adjournment of Alaska’s legislative session.
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.
John Binkley has worn a lot of hats: stints in the Legislature, a primary challenge to Gov. Frank Murkowski in 2006 and, more recently, the face of the cruise industry in Alaska. But he’s also wading into the biggest political fight in the state: defending Gov. Mike Dunleavy from being recalled.
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.
In her new role, Anna MacKinnon will be on the boards of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and the Alaska Energy Authority.