Rep. Louise Stutes
Rep. Louise Stutes delivers updated details on funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Rep. Louise Stutes: A lawsuit was filed against the state on Wednesday seeking an injunction on the CARES funding approved by the LB&A committee. The lawsuit, filed by a Juneau resident, asserts that the appropriations are invalid as they were not voted on by the full Legislature. A judge has been assigned to the case, but no action has been taken thus far.
The Alaska Legislature has recently approved packages of COVID-19 relief funding and unemployment insurance benefits.
These truly are unprecedented times. The impacts of COVID-19 on Alaska’s health and economy are far reaching and uncertainty seems to be the only constant. Further, we find ourselves in uncharted territory as the price of oil hovers around $10 per barrel.
The legislature has moved swiftly to deliver an emergency relief package to Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
The legislature is mobilizing the state's resources to protect Alaskans from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Residents are invited to testify on the issue of ferry service at the Cordova Legislative Information Office from 7-8 p.m this evening.
Increasing the operating budget of the Alaska Marine Highway System is a top priority, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made no major cuts to the state budget for the coming fiscal year. This is clear evidence that public outcry against Dunleavy's policies has had an effect, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
The state administration has utterly failed to grasp the significance of ferry service to rural Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.