JUNEAU – The House passed legislation by Representative Grier Hopkins, today, which would expand child protections for military dependents by enhancing reporting between state and military entities.
JUNEAU – Rep. Grier Hopkins’ bill, which seeks to add the stability of a Defined Benefit System to the list of retirement options for Alaska’s police, firefighters, educators and other public employees was passed without objection from the House Labor and Commerce committee.
JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives voted today to finalize a budget that avoids a government shutdown and protects the essential services Alaskans rely on.
JUNEAU – Speaker Louise Stutes released the following statement this afternoon, on the eve of the current special session:
JUNEAU – Former House Speaker Michael Bradner died today in Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE – The House Education Committee today heard testimony from Alaska education leaders and state officials on the challenges ahead for schools preparing to safely teach 130,000 students amid a global pandemic.
FAIRBANKS – The members of the Interior Delegation sent a letter Monday urging the Dunleavy administration to allow the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to move forward with a previously planned co-procurement project of 911 dispatch infrastructure upgrades with the Fairbanks North Star Borough to prevent the loss of emergency service capabilities for Interior residents.
FAIRBANKS – The University of Alaska today announced that President Jim Johnsen resigned from his position. Members of the Alaska House Majority released the following statements on the leadership change:
FAIRBANKS – A company that provides electricity and heat to thousands of Interior Alaska residents recently finalized plans to construct a wood kiln that will significantly reduce PM2.5 pollution by providing a large source of dry wood for home heating.