The Alaska Redistricting Board held its first public hearing in the state’s largest city since adopting draft maps last month. Anchorage includes all or part of 16 of the 40 districts in the Alaska House of Representatives.
The House passed a resolution that would have allowed both chambers to spend more than a week away from Juneau, but the Senate didn’t consider the measure.
Two members of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s cabinet who are trustees — Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney and Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige — voted against the corporation’s budget proposal.
In response to a question about Stutes’ position, a Dunleavy spokesperson said the governor is not cancelling the special session.
The state has requested proposals from prospective consultants “to investigate the potential for a carbon offset credit program based on carbon sequestration on state lands.”
The Dunleavy administration has refused to release documents that could shed more light on its response.
Orange Shirt Day honors the children who died at residential boarding schools and those who survived.
Alaskans who filed electronically and chose direct deposit will receive their PFDs the week of Oct. 11.
Board member Budd Simpson drew the map with the “tentacle.” He maintains he wasn’t gerrymandering, and agreed with criticism that it looks wrong.
Gov. Dunleavy amended his original call which had them starting this Friday. Now they’ll be set to begin on Monday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.