It looked like the session was going to end without a dividend but upon further review, one legislator decided that a $1,100 PFD is better than none.
The same turn also happened in the Senate where a slate of amendments aimed at poking holes in vaccine requirements initially sunk the bill before it was revived with the hope that the House could salvage it. It turns out those hopes were misplaced.
Personal liberty, vaccine conspiracy and ivermectin breath.
And he’s also blaming the hospitals for being overworked.
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.