With the Legislature nearly complete with approving nearly $1 billion in coronavirus relief spending, state officials say they’re ready to start putting that money out…
“We don’t direct how people should live their lives,” said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer.
It’s all hands on deck.
Legislators hope to hold the first hearing on the bill by the end of the week, but that would require minority Republicans to sign off on the meeting.
Alaska doesn’t have a single reported case of COVID-19, yet economically it may be at its mercy.
The governor said the chief concern is preparing for the virus, saying economic impacts would come second.
More focus on Anchorage-centric projects like the Port of Alaska and the Ted Stevens International Airport, please.
The current recession didn’t cause particularly significant outmigration or a particularly big impacts to the housing market. That could change if the recession continues, particularly if job losses are felt by residents.
Eliminating expansion would also boot more than 50,000 low-income Alaskans off coverage.
The example of a hypothetical factory looked roughly similar to the impact of the very real F-35s.