Alaska lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand testing and regulations for PFAS chemicals in drinking water, which has been linked to cancer and other serious health conditions.
Zulkosky is hopeful that state House members will soon form a bipartisan caucus and organize, now that they’re gathered together in person.
Lt. Gov. Meyer said the state is encouraging voters to request absentee ballots or to vote early to reduce the lines on election day.
One village leader said the cultures and traditions of Alaska Natives have prepared them to respond to the cuts.
As Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy made his case for drastic changes to the state’s budget, a crowd outside railed against cuts to services like education, health care and the ferry system.