It’s not an immediate death knell for the House Coalition’s hold on the House but it’s not great.
Articles by Matt Buxton
They’re finally, nearly ready to get to work.
It’s a bet that Alaska’s generally promising trends, declining case counts, relatively few deaths and fast vaccination rate will keep up without the state’s disaster powers.
At least it’s Friday.
Stutes was elected on a 21-19 vote after a lone party-line Republican broke ranks to support the moderate Republican member of the House bipartisan coalition.
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The program typically has about $15 million go out each month in benefits but was boosted by Congress to address a sharp increase in food insecurity and hunger amid the pandemic.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced it will expand the eligibility for the covid-19 vaccine starting Thursday to cover K-12 teachers, people 50 and older with high-risk medical conditions or who are essential workers, as well as people living or working in congregate housing settings.
Meanwhile, Sen. Dan Sullivan voted against proceeding.
Begich said the measure is particularly warranted because the economic impacts of the pandemic have largely fallen on low-wage workers, who are still unemployed at a far higher rate than high-wage workers.