It’s more technical than political.
The Wasilla-grown group pledges to provide students with free copies of one or more of the banned books.
Among the contributions on the day he dismissed concerns about the “beer virus” as overblown media hype, he also received a $2,500 contribution from a nursing PAC.
A temporary restraining order requires plaintiffs to show that they would suffer irreparable harm and that they’re likely to win. A federal judge agreed on both counts, finding the federal government’s position unconvincing.
“That kind of effort and intimidation and bullying ought to be rejected in the strongest possible terms,” the mayor said.
The move acknowledges what will be a very ugly year or two for oil production.
It’s all, unfortunately, about the budget.
When the governor vetoed $30 million in state K-12 funding, he promised to replace it with federal funds, but those federal funds aren’t enough to cover both the $30 million hole AND new costs created by COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as yet another reminder of the precarious position Alaska is in with limited infrastructure on everything from the capacity of the health care system to delivery of goods and digital connectivity.
The Legislature contends that Dunleavy’s authority to spend the money on his own is extremely limited. The return would be expected in the “next couple weeks” in order to pass a spending plan for the federal relief money.