Democratic candidate for governor Les Gara issued a press release this morning writing that the state of Alaska was required to personally notify all Alaskans by email or text what personal information was stolen in the Alaska DHSS cyberattack.
A press release issued by the Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s Office this morning announced September as National Voter Registration Month and is reminding residents about the importance of voting.
Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced two pieces of legislation that are part of a seven-part fiscal plan that she proposed on June 14, 2021. This legislation includes a modest increase of the minimum tax on oil and gas production from 4% to 6% and a 2% sales tax which exempts many essential items such as groceries, medication, feminine hygiene products, and heating oil.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is encouraging all Alaskans who are immunocompromised to follow a national recommendation to get a three-dose vaccine series now and is also closely following news about a federal plan to offer booster doses starting in late September to all Americans who are already fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) according to a press release issued today.
This week, a non-partisan group of Alaskan Native leaders submitted a ballot measure application to Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer that would have the State acknowledge the 229 Federally-recognized Tribes of Alaska. The historic initiative would strengthen the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the State to allow better coordination that will improve the lives of Alaskans.
advocate, Susan Orlansky, as the part-time interim executive director for the civil liberties organization. Orlansky will lead the ACLU of Alaska team until the board selects a permanent executive director.