Amid tears and laughter, Native leaders spoke at the signing ceremony about the legislation as a way to heal a painful past and create more opportunities for productive partnership with state government in the future.
The act aims to improve student reading outcomes across the state by third grade.
A new bipartisan group has launched a campaign to convince voters to reject a convention that could significantly change the state’s laws and government.
The task force will study the impacts of bycatch on what it calls “high-value” state fisheries.
All three members who were appointed by Republican elected officials supported the map; the two who were not appointed by Republican officials opposed it.
Two board members expressed concern that the voting strength of racial minorities in South Muldoon would be weakened by putting it in the same Senate district as Eagle River.
Board member Budd Simpson said the benefits of more compact districts in the final map make it more likely to withstand a legal challenge than a proposal by Bethany Marcum, a fellow appointee of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
In one draft map, seven Democratic representatives were combined in three districts, while no Republicans were.
The mostly Democratic House majority didn’t have enough members present to reach a quorum.
The governor has said any new broad-based tax or change to the formula to set PFDs must go to a vote of the people.