The state of Alaska finalized an agreement to turn over child welfare to tribes and published a legal opinion with far-ranging implications.
Yesterday, the Alaska State Senate abruptly cancelled today’s joint session of the legislature. The combined State House and State Senate were to gather together to hold confirmation votes on various appointments to boards, commissions and staff positions.
Jahna Lindemuth, Alaska’s Attorney General, faces her confirmation vote on Thursday. Lindemuth will need 31 votes for confirmation. That’s 50% plus one of the combined joint session of the State House (40 folks) and State Senate (20 folks).