It’s not clear what, practically speaking, the new federal Arctic strategy could mean for people in Alaska.
The Alaska Senate passed a state budget by a margin of one vote on Wednesday, the day after the House passed it.
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.
Gov. Dunleavy has yet to declare a state-level disaster to address Tuluksak’s water crisis. In doing so, he’s holding back up to $1 million in disaster relief funding for the village.
Meyer said there are four precincts that still don’t have voting officials for Election Day: Sleetmute, Clark’s Point, Wainwright and Deering.
Roger Holland criticizes Cathy Giessel’s leadership of the Senate, but she says her approach reflects the importance of compromise.
Analysts project that if the Legislature were to combine the dividend with COVID-19 relief, the state would have to make the first unplanned draw from permanent fund earnings.
After thinking about it for a year, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s not opposed to putting budget cuts to a vote of the people.
The vote of 37-20 fell short of the 45 votes needed.