It also asks students to stay home.
The Alaska Republican Party says its agenda will be limited to a handful of critical items. Meanwhile, Democrats have sent out their by-mail ballots for the presidential primary.
Editor’s note: Yes, this isn’t really news but it’s the rare time when Alaska politics crosses over with my other chief interest: Bad, fun TV….
The governor said the chief concern is preparing for the virus, saying economic impacts would come second.
The Legislature is already ahead of schedule on the budget.
Senators voted against closing debate on the bill during a stalemate over floor amendments, sending the bill into uncertainty. Murkowski hoped it would prove small-scale nuclear reactors would work for Alaska.
The Dunleavy administration tried to make the case that breaking the spending limit on the permanent fund’s earnings to repay last year’s PFD isn’t the end of the world.
Coronavirus-induced market panics have erased billions of dollars in value from the Alaska Permanent Fund, oil has plummeted amid a emerging price war between Russia and the Saudis, and the summer tourism industry could be slammed with cancellations, putting the pinch on nearly every corner of Alaska.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds, and neither does a status quo budget.
It finally happened.