The 2021 regular legislative session ended late Wednesday night with the House and Senate still in disagreement over the details of the budgets for the State of Alaska and the size of the 2021 PFD.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost thousands of jobs and stressed many of Alaska’s small businesses to the breaking point. That’s especially true for our restaurants and cafés.
On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill I’m sponsoring to build on the success of the 2020 election in Alaska. Last November’s general election featured the most votes ever cast in an election in Alaska, which is a remarkable achievement considering that we were in the midst of a global pandemic.
I am honored by the faith you have placed in me to serve as your State Representative in the 32nd Alaska State Legislature. It’s my 13th year in the Legislature, and it’s proving to be the most challenging year yet due to the global pandemic and the unsolved fiscal crisis.
Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 76 (HB 76), extending the public health disaster emergency declaration until September 30, 2021.