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 — The Alaska House of Representatives voted today to pass legislation that would provide a new retirement incentive to help attract law enforcement officers and firefighters to have careers in Alaska.
JUNEAU – Former House Speaker Michael Bradner died today in Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE – The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee (LB&A) voted this afternoon to make it so more Alaskans will have access federal pandemic relief money made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Today’s vote amends the eligibility requirements of the small business relief program originally approved on May 11 through the Revised Program Legislative proposal.
With summer officially here, I hope that everyone is enjoying the longer days and the sunshine while staying safe. Things have quieted down for the moment on the legislative front. I am using the spare time I now find myself with to research various policy issues facing Alaska and help constituents navigate the difficulties of COVID-19 economic relief as best as I can.
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: