Heidi Hedberg was named acting health commissioner Monday.
The corporation’s board of trustees chair maintained that Rodell was an at-will state employee but declined to give details about why she was fired.
Rodell had served in the position since 2015. It grew from $51 billion to $81 billion during her tenure.
Two members of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s cabinet who are trustees — Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney and Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige — voted against the corporation’s budget proposal.
The state has requested proposals from prospective consultants “to investigate the potential for a carbon offset credit program based on carbon sequestration on state lands.”
Mahoney said there will be “a few more” revenue measures presented to legislators. But she only hinted at what they would be.
The nomination of Anchorage resident Abe Williams failed in an 18 to 41 vote during a joint session.
The forecast doesn’t account for $1.13 billion that the state is set to receive from the federal relief law enacted earlier this month.
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.
The Legislative Council filed a lawsuit on Dec. 23 seeking to remove appointees made since April 2019 to positions that require the Legislature’s approval.