“It’s a revolving door,” one worker said. “We’re dropping like flies. They’re not investing in retaining employees.”
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s salary, set by a state board, is the 862nd highest, below the manager of the Bethel airport.
The Wasilla Republican had been accused of violating the Alaska Constitution’s disloyalty clause with his Oath Keepers membership.
The Assembly Building, built in 1932, will be the Legislature’s new apartment building.
Eastman easily won reelection last month, but the certification of his election is on hold while the case is pending.
The Department of Health formed July 1 after Dunleavy split the Department of Health and Social Services into two separate agencies.
Eastman is a member of the Oath Keepers, which domestic terrorism experts describe as an anti-government militia that made itself appealing to white supremacists and antisemites.
Alaska school districts have decried the continued flat funding, saying it’s leading to large budget deficits.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to introduce a bill this upcoming legislative session aimed at turning the state’s capacity to absorb and store carbon into a source of revenue.
Eastman did not enter the Capitol that day, but he’s the subject of a civil lawsuit brought by a former supporter who alleges his membership in the Oath Keepers disqualifies him from public office, due to a disloyalty provision in the state Constitution.