Though nonpartisan candidate Rebecca Himschoot had an edge over Republican Kenny Skaflestad in last month’s open primary – about 54% to roughly 46% – it’s a difference of 373 votes.
Early indications are that the father and son had fought over a rental dispute related to the South Anchorage apartment where Dean Westlake died.
At least 17 of the Legislature’s 60 members will be in a new position or out of office entirely by next January — and that doesn’t count anyone who loses their seat this fall.
The cost of $3.6 billion for dividends and energy payments was too large for a majority of lawmakers.
The removal comes after years of altercations between Eastman and fellow lawmakers.
The bill’s supporters say past convictions for something that is now legal shouldn’t be a barrier to opportunities like employment or housing.
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday intended to cut Medicaid funding for abortions. Courts have ruled against previous attempts by the Legislature to eliminate public funding for abortion services.
At 33 years old, Kreiss-Tomkins has served most of his adult life in the Alaska Legislature. He says he’s ready for a change.
The money would provide relief for high fuel costs, inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Speaker Louise Stutes said in a statement that contact tracing was ongoing.