Dunleavy asks Legislature for do-over on public health nursing veto as covid surges

In his veto, the governor’s administration claimed that the gap could be made up with federal funds and then in an editorial later claimed that no public health nurses would be laid off due to the vetoes. What he didn’t mention was agency has extreme staffing problems with as much as a 30% vacancy rate when the pandemic started, according to the budget documents.

Comic: Redistricting Ideas

With a deadline of Sept. 11 for a draft plan and a final map by Nov. 10, the board’s going to need as much help as possible so we’ve come up with a few suggestions of our own!