A common image prevailed among her supporters: a mediator who can reconcile differences without compromising her progressive principles.
In his tweets, Kito said he was ousted for “speaking truth to power” and suggested the Senate may have had a role.
For the first time in the Alaska Permanent Fund’s 40-year history, the Legislature has adopted a plan to draw money from the fund to pay for state government. Gov. Bill Walker says he’ll sign it.
The state owes the companies more than $800 million in credits.
He will continue to serve as the chairman of the Legislative Council and the House Labor and Commerce Committee.
The bill was changed so that it won’t affect the use of electronic cigarettes or marijuana. It also would allow municipalities to opt out of the workplace smoking ban.
Rep. Sam Kito III is not running for re-election in the fall. Kito told the Juneau Empire he made his decision Friday due to financial concerns.
Juneau students and school administrators will meet with local legislators to discuss concerns about the new Thunder Bears mascot. “Thunderbear” has an Urban Dictionary definition associated with alcohol and race.
Educator Sara Hannan and union leader Chris Dimond filed for the House District 33 seat, which includes downtown Juneau, Douglas Island, Thane and some other capital city neighborhoods, plus Haines, Skagway, Klukwan and Gustavus.
Leading members of the House majority caucus aren’t in favor of the bill.