Alaska's senior economist warns the state's recovery is likely to lag the U.S., after 2020 downturns in the energy and tourism sectors.
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At roughly $30 billion, lots of money flowed to the state of Alaska from the federal stimulus, oil royalties and a higher return on investments.
Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) draws a Ruger LCP handgun from his pocket during a rally in support of the Second Amendment on Jan. 31, 2020 in Frank…
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives at the U.S. Capitol on March 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives i…
At the June 13 meeting, opinions were nuanced. Proponents of a ban cited what they called the “wasteful” consumption of fossil fuels used to create plastic bags and the effects that plastic bag pollution has on wildlife as reasons to support the bill. Opponents felt that a ban would do little to solve these issues and thought prohibiting this type of grocery sack would only encourage the use of other types of plastic.
The utility is also waiting to hear whether AIDEA will give IGU permission to issue state-backed revenue bonds between $50 million and $75 million, which would be partially used to repay the loans.
“While I have every hope that Legislative leaders will address their prime obligation under the constitution to approve a budget, the possibility exists that the Legislature may fail to do so before this Special Session ends,” Dunleavy wrote in the email, noting that if that scenario occurs, state employees will begin receiving layoff notices.