The decision stems from a lawsuit the Alaska Legislative Council filed against Dunleavy, saying that he didn’t have the power to keep 94 appointees after a Dec. 15 deadline passed without the Legislature meeting to confirm them.
Opposition to Linden’s appointment to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives was centered on Planned Parenthood’s role in providing abortions.
The Alaska Legislature will resume meeting Monday, after failing to complete their work by Sunday’s projected end.
The executive proclamation comes days after legislative leadership cancelled their confirmation session — and days after the governor sent a six-page letter reiterating that he would veto a contentious gasline bill and urging lawmakers not to override him.
Cathie Roemmich, the recently retired CEO of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, was reappointed to the Marine Transportation Advisory Board.
Jerry Medina served two years on the commission. Nathan Bishop served one three-year term. Both applied for new terms.