If Pierce and his running mate quit before Tuesday, Kurka would fill the No. 4 spot in the general election.
The draft included an ‘everything or nothing’ approach toward public comments.
Sen. Tom Begich, a Democrat from Anchorage, said the bill’s vague language could prevent teachers from discussing topics like the civil rights movement or Jim Crow laws.
Lawmakers spent a record amount of time at the capitol this year trying to agree on a budget.
Juneau’s civic leaders are always wary of simmering sentiments to move the state capital. Donating buildings to the Legislature is one way they try to quiet those calls.
Dozens of Alaskans shared frustration and anger over pandemic restrictions, COVID-19 vaccines and what they see as the medical community’s suppression of alternative treatments for the virus at a gathering Monday at Anchorage Baptist Temple.
The three senators have not had close contact with anyone currently working in the Capitol, according to the Senate president’s office.
Alaska Airlines said Saturday that it banned state Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, from its flights for continuing to refuse to follow mask-wearing requirements for travelers.
The Alaska Senate voted 17-1 to remove Republican Eagle River Sen. Lora Reinbold as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
State Rep. Christopher Kurka calls Capitol COVID-19 rules a power play before he was asked to leave the room.