Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO - Juneau
Report co-written by former Alaska budget director Arduin ranks Gov. Dunleavy 49th out of 50 governors
In a webinar on Friday announcing the report, Arduin said Dunleavy could improve his ranking by cutting state spending and working to change state policies on welfare and labor unions.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Jennifer Henderson ruled that Dunleavy’s vetoes of $334,700 both last year and this year violated the separation of powers doctrine. She also voided the veto for the current budget.
The quarantine requirement for people flying into Alaska without a negative test will be five days.
A lawsuit is seeking to give absentee voters in Alaska a chance to fix mail-in ballot errors that would otherwise prevent their votes from being counted.
Alaskans voting by mail will not be required to have witnesses sign their ballots, after the Alaska Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling on Monday.
OneAlaska has raised more than 10 times as much as Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share, the largest group supporting the oil tax measure.
The group opposing a ballot reform initiative used outdated donor information in its advertisements.
The state's disaster declaration is set to expire next month.
While Medicaid enrollment has risen over 5% in Alaska since the start of the pandemic, that's less than the rise in most other states.
63 Alaska communities haven't claimed funds, largely overe disagreements about how to spend the money.
It was a stark reversal for the AK CARES grant program, after Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration expanded eligibility for the grants.
When it comes to weighing in on his former attorney general, Dunleavy says he’s limited by state law
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy declined to answer a question on what he knew and when he knew about inappropriate text messages former Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent to a younger female state worker.
Senate President Cathy Giessel also has likely lost her primary election.
The races for Alaska’s legislative elections this fall continue to take shape on Thursday, after most of the remaining absentee ballots were counted. In all but a few races, it would take hundreds of ballots that hadn’t previously been announced to change results.
An Alaska legislative committee has agreed to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to expand access to a federally funded small business relief program.
Five incumbent Republican House members and the Senate President face difficult odds. It’s unlikely there are enough votes left to count for them to make up the amounts they’re trailing.
The state unemployment insurance program will pay workers an extra $300 per week, but it will take some time before workers receive the payments.