State Rep. Christopher Kurka calls Capitol COVID-19 rules a power play before he was asked to leave the room.
Konrad Jackson became seriously ill from COVID-19 and has been at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau for several days.
Reinbold hasn’t followed requirements to wear a face mask and to undergo the COVID-19 rapid tests and temperature screenings required of everyone entering the Capitol.
This ensures that the mostly Republican Senate majority will have at least one Democrat for the seventh straight year.
“As a state legislator he has a special responsibility not to do that kind of thing,” said Hodes. “He’s just in gross violation of the oath of office that he took as a legislator, not to mention the oath that all of us former officers swore when we were commissioned in the Army.”
Dunleavy thanked the Legislature for approving the plan.
There was an underlying sense among protesters that essential civil liberties were being denied because of the city’s and state’s health directives.
Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower proposed the payment as an amendment to the budget bill. Senators intend for the payments to be made immediately after the bill passes.
The first day of the legislative session brought a shake-up in the Senate.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s glad the capital budget funding passed. But he called the veto reversals and lower PFD “a disappointment.”