Murkowski said there are no single, easy answers, but said focus needs to be on addressing mental health.
Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment of Mike “Dozer” Shower to the vacant Senate District E seemed like a sure-fire dunk yesterday.
Hopefully the veteran will bring an end to the appointment drama that has dominated the session.
The candidates put forward by House District 38 should be a relief for the governor’s office, which has faced slates of inexperienced or unqualified candidates for the two other vacancies.
There always comes a week when it becomes clear the Legislature won’t be able to meet the 90 day deadline.
The political squabble over the education budget hasn’t done anything to help fund schools early.
Walker has an opportunity to make the Legislature more representative of Alaska as he heads back to the drawing board to fill the Senate District E vacancy.
Walker now has 10 days to come up with a new name.
Senate Republicans said they were disappointed by the process, but said they’d give Mat-Su Assemblyman Randall Kowalke a consideration.
Almost everyone supported funding schools early, but the vote was about more than just K-12 funding.