Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Liz Snyder (D-Anchorage) invite Alaskans to join them, during the week of October 17-23, in recognizing and thanking frontline healthcare workers across the state for their continued service to Alaska throughout the ongoing pandemic.
JUNEAU — The State of Alaska today announced a plan that attempts to import hundreds of medical personnel as our state experiences the highest levels of COVID-19 at any point in the pandemic and grapples with the worst infection rates in the nation.
ANCHORAGE — Following the amendment that the House Minority tacked on to Senate Bill 3006, legislators heard from healthcare workers and the Department of Health and Social Services, who advise that the bill in its current form is more detrimental than beneficial in enabling hospitals to address the COVID emergency. On that advice, the bill will not be sent back to the floor.
ANCHORAGE — The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing today on legislation that would solve the state's structural budget deficit while also keeping the state on track to permanently provide healthy dividends to Alaskans.
JUNEAU — Today, Speaker Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) released the following statement affirming the House Majority Coalition's support for the governor to immediately declare a temporary 30-day disaster declaration on the COVID-19 pandemic:
JUNEAU — Following the introduction of the Governor's bill S.B. 3006, House Health and Social Services Co-Chairs Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Rep. Liz Snyder (D-Anchorage) released the following joint statement:
Last week, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick found that Governor Dunleavy and his former Chief of Staff violated the constitutional rights of Alaskans employed at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute who refused to pledge allegiance to the governor.
I’ve heard from many people who wish to submit public comments on redistricting, and with the process moving quickly I want to provide you with a summary of what the Redistricting Board is considering.
Before adjourning on Tuesday, the legislature funded a $1,110 PFD for the second time this year. Governor Dunleavy has signed it into law which means Alaskans can count on a dividend to be paid in October.
After Governor Dunleavy vetoed the Permanent Fund Dividend, Alaska Legal Services, public radio, care for foster children, and numerous other programs, he called a special session without putting an appropriations bill on the agenda.