However, the governor says he’s going to resubmit the plan and that the pushback is evidence “there is widespread recognition … that the largest department in state government needs to be reorganized.”
He’s currently experiencing mild symptoms, his office reported.
Stevens will be leaving to work for ConocoPhillips Alaska as its Vice President of external affairs and transportation. Deputy Chief of Staff Randy Ruaro is set to fill in as acting chief of staff until a permanent replacement is named.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is quarantining at his home in the Mat-Su Valley for a week following a close contact with someone who came down with COVID-19, his office announced today.
Dunleavy has directed the entire administration to cease working with her, her office or her committee in any capacity.
It’s a bet that Alaska’s generally promising trends, declining case counts, relatively few deaths and fast vaccination rate will keep up without the state’s disaster powers.
The administration’s handling of Tuluksak and Haines raises questions not only about how they determine what and who deserves emergency funds, but who even deserves a call back.
While Gov. Mike Dunleavy was announcing a light-on-details plan to split the Department of Health and Social Services this afternoon, the Alaska Legislative Council approved a lawsuit challenging the governor’s refusal to follow the law on his appointments to boards and commissions.
In a new interview, the junior state employee says not only did the administration know about Clarkson’s unwanted advances in April but that they tried to cover it up.
If anyone was Dunleavy to shift course after nearly two years of quietly boosting the mine behind the scenes—with potential investors and even with President Donald Trump—they were destined to be disappointed.