Veterans of the Forest Service have called the move unusual, speculating a political motive: President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to hold an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, overturning a longtime ban on fireworks.
Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Michael MacDonald dismissed Vezey’s lawsuit on four grounds.
Gov. Dunleavy said the vast majority of the money he vetoed will be replaced with funding under the federal CARES Act.
An Anchorage Superior Court judge wrote that the union fundamentally failed to address the impact of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster declaration.
The justices asked the lawyers for more on whether Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of court funding related to abortions should be placed on a recall ballot.
The Legislature approved a budget last weekend that’s predicted to drain 70% of the cash left in that savings account, the Constitutional Budget Reserve.
Despite largely negative input from the public, the AIDEA board voted unanimously to support a resolution to categorize the Ambler Road project as an Arctic Infrastructure project.
At the March 13 event in Palmer, Rep. Don Young encouraged people to remain calm in the face of the “beer virus.” He blamed the media for stoking an overreaction and cautioned against spending money the country doesn’t have.
In the past year, cost-cutting, a summer labor strike and a mechanical failure resulted in months-long service gaps, both planned and unplanned, for Alaska’s ferry system.
The bill would draw $1.1 billion from the state’s main savings account, the Constitutional Budget Reserve — mostly because of the recent collapse in oil prices. That means the state’s savings will be near the minimum it needs to pay the bills.