Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna issued a decision in Randall Kowalke’s legal challenge of Wasilla Rep. David Eastman’s eligibility for elected office, partially granting Kowalke’s request for a preliminary injunction, and ordering the Division of Elections to delay certification of House District 27 election results until the case has been settled.
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