Job numbers in the state’s oil and gas industry haven’t been this low for more than 30 years.
The Alaska races that remain unresolved include Ballot Measure 2, which would overhaul the state’s election system.
More than 120,000 ballots will not be counted until next week at the earliest.
Supporters say Ballot Measure 1 would fix Alaska’s oil tax law and fill the state’s deficit. But those opposed argue it would lead to less investment in Alaska and jeopardize the state’s economy.
Judge William Morse sided with the backers of the initiative and wrote in an 18-page order that the summary provided by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer was not impartial, as required by state law.
Following months of intense debate and millions of dollars in campaign spending, Alaska voters defeated Ballot Measure 1 by a wide margin.
Sen. Murkowski says that Dunleavy’s stance on Ballot Measure 1, a controversial salmon habitat ballot measure, was a big factor in her support.
Hear an opponent and supporter of Ballot Measure 1 discuss it with reporters for CoastAlaska and the Juneau Empire.
Initiative supporters say it would actually lower costs for the state.
There were no changes in the state Senate.