Legislators hope to hold the first hearing on the bill by the end of the week, but that would require minority Republicans to sign off on the meeting.
It didn’t help that state officials struggled mightily to explain the decision to skirt the state’s competitive bid process or what, precisely, Clark Penney has been doing for the state.
The Legislature is unable to put a stop to the contract because it was awarded by a state corporation that’s outside of legislative control.
The administration said the contract was so small it doesn’t merit additional scrutiny, but they struggled to explain exactly what the state was getting out of the contract.
Legislators are concerned the regulations would lead to less safe work places. The Department of Labor says concerns about deaths are “rhetorical.”
Today, we’ll be exploring House Districts 11 through 20, which covers the remainder of the Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, Eagle River and the northeast and downtown areas of Anchorage.
His announcement leaves a three-way race for the blue House District 20. It’ll be an all-male race, despite Gara’s efforts to recruit female candidates.
Gara announced earlier this week that he was considering retiring after 16 years in the Legislature, inviting interested candidates to file.