However, the governor says he’s going to resubmit the plan and that the pushback is evidence “there is widespread recognition … that the largest department in state government needs to be reorganized.”
“You can have a choice if you want to stay, we have a mask for you.”
The House Health and Social Services Committee is putting in extra work to understand and evaluate the Dunleavy administration’s plan to divide the Department of Health and Social Services into two departments via executive order and what they’ve found is nothing but skepticism.
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.
Unfortunately, instead of inviting Alaskan public health experts and health care professionals who have been on the front lines fighting the pandemic for the last year, they have chosen instead to invite individuals pushing false claims and theories that aim to undermine guidelines and recommendations that that keep people safe.
The state warns that repealing the disaster declaration would undermine its vaccination efforts.
Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold today commandeered the Senate Health and Social Services Committee to blast the Dunleavy administration on its handling of the…
This session’s Judiciary chair Sen. Lora Reinbold has spent the last year using Facebook to spread doubt and disinformation about the coronavirus and elections. Now, the GOP majority has given her a new platform.
Regardless of the cause, the message from health officials is the same: It’s not time to let down your guard and the months ahead will still be incredibly challenging despite the initial rollout of vaccines.