Winfree was born in territorial Alaska and worked on the pipeline.
Articles by Matt Buxton
The legislation would create the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board, which would be charged with overseeing the long-term health of the system.
Under the change, the $75-per-dependant aid, which was approved by the Legislature last year, would drop to $24 on Sept. 6 at the same time the federal increase expires.
It’s making the Senate’s long floor session on the disaster declaration look quaint.
I offer friendly amendment 1 to conceptual amendment 2 to amendment 3.
By the end of the marathon floor session, the promised fervent opposition to the measure had largely petered out with little debate about changes and, in some cases, little explanation about what proposed amendments did.
Any delay, whether it’s to take up the dozens of amendments or because amendments water down the bill too much, will have serious consequences for Alaska.
They are set to be sworn in on Monday, May 3.
The recounts continue today with a recount scheduled for School Board Seat E today. There, progressive candidate Pat Higgins’ lead over the crowded field is outside the margin for the automatic recount, but was called by the clerks anyways because it “may increase voter confidence in the election process.”
With a high-stakes race between two dramatically different visions for the city, it’s more important than ever to make sure your vote is counted because nearly 1,500 weren’t in the last election.