Today we found out that Athens got that photo… consensually from Mayor Berkowitz.
AG Clarkson’s memo is “inaccurate legal advice” that “sows confusion” and “puts State of Alaska employees in legal jeopardy,” wrote Anchorage Municipal Attorney Kate Vogel.
They’re hoping to avoid another hunker down.
“That kind of effort and intimidation and bullying ought to be rejected in the strongest possible terms,” the mayor said.
It’ll take a vaccine—something that’s not expected until 2021—for things to really get back to normal. Until then, officials are warning that things will have to be done very differently.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she’s not willing to bet on verbal guidance from the feds.
“We are closer to the beginning than the end,” he said.
The idea comes as the Anchorage Assembly is considering instituting new taxes to fill the gap left by dwindling state assistance to communities.
At least 12,000 ballots have yet to be counted. That’s not including ballots mailed or dropped off today.
Beyond impacts for Anchorage, the state’s first-ever vote-by-mail system could lay the groundwork for other vote-by-mail elections.