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.
Last week, the legislature funded a $1,100 permanent fund dividend for the second time this year after it was previously vetoed by the governor.
On Tuesday, the House passed an appropriations bill that appropriates a $1,100 permanent fund dividend and rejects the governor’s proposed $3 billion overdraw from the Earnings Reserve Account.
The August special session will begin on August 16. The governor modified the call to include his proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 6/HJR 7) to constitutionalize the dividend.
Yesterday, Governor Dunleavy signed House Bill 36, legislation sponsored by my office that modernizes the state law and incorporates reasonable standards for obtaining…
Last week, the governor eliminated the Permanent Fund dividend and announced a series of line-item vetoes to the compromise budget that create uncertainty at a time when our economy and communities are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, the House finally approved a budget that avoids a government shutdown and protects the essential services Alaskans rely on.