While the disaster declaration expired on Feb. 14, House Bill 76 would make the extension retroactive to that date.
A Republican senator has proposed a bill he said would make elections more secure. But it’s raising concerns among advocates for making it easier to vote, who favor a bill proposed by a Democratic House member.
The Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that it was getting rid of the requirement that inmates be vaccinated in order to receive visitors.
“Our current statute is broken,” said Anchorage Rep. Geran Tarr. “It’s outdated and incomplete.”
Keren Lowell held several positions with the Alaska Council on the Arts over a span of eight years. She and her colleagues lost their jobs in 2019 when Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed the council’s funding.
Alaska’s air traveler testing program may have contributed to relatively low rates of coronavirus infection in the state.
Alaska Airlines said Saturday that it banned state Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, from its flights for continuing to refuse to follow mask-wearing requirements for travelers.
The committee plan released on Friday would free up roughly $410 million by using American Rescue Plan Act funds to replace state revenue. That money could be spent on permanent fund dividends; roads and other capital projects; or other items.
During oral argument in January, attorneys representing the Sitka Tribe of Alaska argued that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is required under certain clauses of the Alaska State Constitution to use the “best available information” when making management decisions about the fishery.
A bill in the Alaska Senate would intensify interventions for students identified as struggling readers by the time they finish third grade, using help from the state education department to create individual reading plans.