Peter Segall

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks about ratifying Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appropriations of federal funds on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks about ratifying Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appropriations of federal funds on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy
                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, May 11, 2020. Dunleavy had hoped to send out federal funds using a limited legal process, saying expediency was key. But a Juneau man’s lawsuit is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol.

Lawsuit brings lawmakers back to Juneau

They want to OK funding by Wednesday.

Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy
                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, May 11, 2020. Dunleavy had hoped to send out federal funds using a limited legal process, saying expediency was key. But a Juneau man’s lawsuit is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Lawmakers could be headed back to Juneau if the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee doesn’t approve the governor’s plans for allocating federal COVID-19 relief money. Some legislators say there are legal complications with the process chosen by the governor. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Lawmakers scrap critical meeting on relief funds

It’s been postponed to Monday

Lawmakers could be headed back to Juneau if the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee doesn’t approve the governor’s plans for allocating federal COVID-19 relief money. Some legislators say there are legal complications with the process chosen by the governor. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska announces furloughs for top leaders

Top University of Alaska administrators, including President Jim Johnsen, will be subject to mandatory furloughs to help address budget issues, the system announced Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Population projections run into a pandemic

State has net zero or negative growth.

Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right: Sens. Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, all Republicans.
Alaska’s congressional delegation, from left to right: Sens. Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, all Republicans.

Lifting health mandates could lead to virus ‘rebound’

A quick return to business as usual could cause a significant uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases if not done properly, modeling from the… Continue reading

The budget is passed and lawmakers have gone home

Now, it’s time to wait and see.

Alaska state Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the House floor in Juneau, Alaska, Monday, March 23, 2020. Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, has been critical of the Legislature’s planning around the coronavirus. Rep. Sharon Jackson also wore a mask on the House floor Monday. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska state Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the House floor in Juneau, Alaska, Monday, March 23, 2020. Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, has been critical of the Legislature’s planning around the coronavirus. Rep. Sharon Jackson also wore a mask on the House floor Monday. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House gets tied up trying to address pandemic

Suspension resolution suspended.

House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)

Alaska’s 1st coronavirus case confirmed

‘No reason to panic.’

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)