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Joint hearing on steps needed to protect Alaskans from COVID-19 at high-risk facilities

Prisons in Alaska and across the country are highly vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. The House State Affairs Committee and House Health and Social Services Committee will hear testimony today from officials from the Alaska Correctional Officers Association and employee representatives from McLaughlin Youth Center and Alaska Psychiatric Institute on steps needed to protect the health of workers, patients, and inmates at high-risk facilities.

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House Majority: Governor’s budget vetoes present imminent threat to Alaskans, economy

JUNEAU – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today issued budget vetoes that present an imminent threat to our economy and to all Alaskans, while continuing to fail to address the root cause of our state’s financial problems.
Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement in response:
“The Legislature presented Governor Dunleavy with a responsible operating budget that struck a balance between protecting essential services and making tough but necessary budget cuts. Today, the governor made major vetoes that will have drastic, negative impacts on all Alaskans.

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