Every statewide Republican on the ballot is underwater with their approval rating, but it’s looking really bad for the one Republican not on the ballot this year.
Without significant fixes to the state-run relief program, Alaska could find itself returning as much as $200 million to the feds while Alaska businesses are left out in the cold.
The daily press alerts fill in the details behind the day’s COVID-19 case count but the state says cutting them to three per week “will be more sustainable over the long term as the pandemic continues.”
The group says new research supports the usage of masks in crowded businesses where social distancing isn’t practical.
The payout now could put pressure on legislators for a second payout later.
With the Legislature nearly complete with approving nearly $1 billion in coronavirus relief spending, state officials say they’re ready to start putting that money out…
“We don’t direct how people should live their lives,” said Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer.
The campaign has also launched an ad campaign following its victory in the Alaska Supreme Court.
Business leaders have argued loans are an unnecessary additional risk for businesses that don’t know when income will return to normal.
Signature collection has already been underway.