Ask not what Alaska’s hospitals can do to meet the covid-19 surge, ask what we can do to reduce the covid-19 surge that’s straining Alaska’s hospitals.
“I want a brighter future, not a state people have been leaving for a record four years in a row. We can do better than the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs, closed small businesses and less opportunity to succeed.”
Covid-19 is back in the legislative spotlight (where it should’ve been all along).
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.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski does not have covid-19, her office said today. Murkowski appeared by video at a fundraiser on Tuesday night, telling the audience…
“Something is not a compromise merely because one says it’s a compromise,” said Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage.
It’s likely that this whole thing could end up in the court again while Alaskans are left waiting for resolution.
“This is way beneath Alaskan standards,” said House Speaker Louise Stutes.
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!
“There’s certainly a lot to talk about if needed but if not that’s fine,” Wool said before the committee held the vote on the measure.