Governor Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team has been discussing a robust draft plan to tackle climate change.
There were no changes in the state Senate.
North Pole Republican John Coghill, faces a challenge from Luke Hopkins, a Democrat and former mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The race hinges on how each candidate would approach the state’s budget crisis.
The chairman of the Alaska Republican Party says the majority of the nonaffiliated candidates are actually affiliated with Democrats.
In his resignation letter, Democrat Luke Hopkins said the legislature “has utterly failed Alaskans.”
A joint session of both houses voted 31-27 to confirm Hopkins to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation board.
The Senate Resources Committee questioned whether Hopkins and other board members have the experience needed to make important decisions about the proposed AKLNG pipeline.
“I let them know that I think we need to have a person there with different qualifications. There’s no question about that,” said Gov. Bill Walker.