Winfree’s term starts on July 1, succeeding Chief Justice Joel Bolger.
Reforming the Alaska Marine Highway System has been a priority of coastal legislators who want more autonomy for the state ferry system.
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.