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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the first meaningful sign of progress for the chamber’s organization since the Legislature began.
After years of frustration with the cumbersome checkbook and general secrecy of the Dunleavy administration, legislation establishing a permanent database has already garnered support of both Democrats and Republicans.
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…
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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.