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Dunleavy looks to split DHSS into two departments

Emily Boerger | Dec 23, 2020 | Alaska

Health funding in Gov. Dunleavy’s budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Dec 15, 2020 | Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget package on Friday, trimming down government spending while also looking to pay out almost $5,000 in Permanent Fund dividends. Dunleavy’s $8.9 billion total operating budget proposal includes $4.29 billion in unrestricted general funds (UGF). This represents a $207 million reduction (-5%)...[ Read More ]

Governor Dunleavy announces phase two of reopen Alaska responsibly plan

| May 7, 2020 | Alaska

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy [yesterday] announced plans for Phase Two of the State’s approach to reopening segments of the Alaskan economy in an effort to balance the ongoing need to slow the rate of the COVID-19 infection with the critical need to resume economic activity in a reasonable and safe...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Reopening the economy, Special session, Randi Anderson

| Apr 22, 2020 | Alaska

Alaska, you're doing a good job controlling the spread of this disease. Keep it up! It's not clear yet whether we will host our 2020 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We've moved our date back into late October. But, we won't begin planning for that until we think...[ Read More ]

Senate passes emergency bill to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Mar 25, 2020 | Alaska

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate passed a governor-requested emergency bill aimed at addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill (SB 241) extends Gov. Dunleavy’s public health disaster emergency declaration until September 1 and includes a broad range of actions to combat the health effects of the virus. The...[ Read More ]

A breakdown of health care funding in Dunleavy's budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Dec 18, 2019 | Alaska

Governor Mike Dunleavy released his FY 2021 budget last week, proposing to use Alaska’s Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR) to balance the budget. This new approach is markedly different from last year’s budget proposal where Dunleavy proposed deep spending cuts. “Last year, we rolled out the budget with $1.6 billion in...[ Read More ]