Alaska’s attorney general has resigned from his post following accusations of inappropriate conduct with a state employee. Since then, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has accepted his resignation, and an interim attorney general has been named, but who will official become the state’s top attorney remains unclear.
More unemployment insurance benefits will soon be in the hands of Alaskans following word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that one of the state’s requests for additional grant funding has been approved.
After postponing their session in March, the legislature is reconvening in Juneau to appropriate $1.5 billion in CARES Act funding. Less the a week remains before they reach the constitutional deadline for the end of session.
Nikiski Republican Rep. Ben Carpenter sparked controversy on Friday when he compared coronavirus restrictions at the Alaska State Capitol with Nazi labeling of Jews. Now, he's tried to clarify those comments
There is still division among lawmakers over pushing through a set of revised guidelines for CARES Act appropriations from the governor's office -- or reconvening in Juneau and forming a separate plan for distributing the money.
Alaska State Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, is receiving backlash over comments she made to the Alaska Journal of Commerce about why the state was not releasing the PFD in the spring and instead will release it in the fall as usual.
The Senate's $612 million supplemental budget sought to allocate more than $30 million dollars to community assistance and COVID-19 response measures, but funding for items separate from the issue drew criticism in the House.
The coronavirus epidemic is seeing global stock markets seesaw and oil prices drop. Alaska’s fiscal situation is not immune from the uncertainty but experts urge caution in reading too much into day-to-day fluctuations.