Dunleavy said many veterans or their heirs would be able to receive land that’s closer to their homes than they would receive under a delayed federal program.
A state corporation is in the middle of making another push to get a natural gas pipeline built from the North Slope to the Kenai.
Sullivan says decisions made by the Trump administration that benefit Alaska are under attack.
The bill also allows the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to promote hatchery-born, wild-caught shellfish in the same way they market hatchery-bred salmon.
House Speaker Louise Stutes deferred action on the budget on Sunday, after minority-caucus Republicans protested not having dozens of their amendments heard.
By the end of the day Saturday, there were 71 budget amendments submitted. It’s not clear how many of the 52 remaining amendments will be debated.
House Bill 123 has 12 co-sponsors in the House. It has passed through the Tribal Affairs Committee and the State Affairs Committee and is headed to the House floor for a vote.
Shortly before Dunleavy ended the declaration, state Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum declared a more limited public health emergency under powers granted by the newly signed law.
Sitka Tribe of Alaska filed suit against Fish and Game in 2018 over the department’s management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.
Lawmakers must decide whether the state should follow the formula in a 1982 state law or follow a different law that limits how much can be drawn from permanent fund earnings.