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:
JUNEAU – The House of Representatives voted today to get $1.5 billion in federal emergency relief funding into the hands of Alaskan individuals, businesses, communities, and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature will reconvene in Juneau on Monday, May 18, following an extended recess that was forced by the ongoing global pandemic
ANCHORAGE – The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee (LB&A) voted this evening to approve funds to Alaskans and Alaskan small businesses through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Thank you to everyone who joined me and Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson for our first ever virtual constituent meeting earlier this week. It was great to hear your thoughts and to see your faces! This is something we hope to continue to do occasionally as social distancing continues.