The policy change also ends mandatory screenings for lawmakers, legislative aides, executive branch employees and news reporters to enter the Capitol.
Alaska’s capital city has mostly reopened, with restaurants and businesses bustling with tourists. The state Capitol? Not so much.
The Capitol workers are considered eligible because they are essential workers who work in a congregate setting.
“There are going to be 200-300 people coming into this building. They’re concerned about what’s going to happen and concerned about putting themselves in jeopardy,” said Kodiak Senator Gary Steven
While there won’t be a formal way to override the vetoes after Friday, there may be another path to restoring funding for some line items.
Friday ended the first week of the Legislature’s fourth special session. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes spoke with KTOO’s Andrew Kitchenman about where things stand, including a proposed crime bill, a tax bill and a cut to Alaska legislators’ salaries.
The wife of an Episcopalian minister, Mildred Boesser spent decades fighting for gay rights and marriage equality.
Organizers hope to erect a bronze sculpture of William Henry Seward by the 150th anniversary of the Alaska purchase.
By participating in the march, Lt. Kris Sell hopes to show victims that police officers support them and want to stop the violence.
State legislators, staffers, and others doing business at the State Capitol building will soon be able to walk through the main entrance again.