The House on Tuesday amended the bill, deleting the portion relating to the workplace.
The removal comes after years of altercations between Eastman and fellow lawmakers.
At 33 years old, Kreiss-Tomkins has served most of his adult life in the Alaska Legislature, and he’s ready for a change.
Lisa Murkowski is Alaska’s senior senator, serving since late 2002. She typically takes questions from state lawmakers on the floor after her address.
Members of the largely Democratic majority caucus were discussing whether Eastman violated a provision of the state constitution.
In response to a question about Stutes’ position, a Dunleavy spokesperson said the governor is not cancelling the special session.
Amid recall effort, lingering budget problems and pandemic, Alaska Gov. Dunleavy will seek re-election
Dunleavy disclosed his bid in an interview Thursday with Alaska Public Media, saying he will run for governor again alongside his lieutenant governor, Kevin Meyer.
It was a quiet day outside of the Capitol, where it rained through most of the afternoon. It also was quiet inside the Capitol, where lawmakers were meeting in small groups as they attempted to form majority caucuses in both chambers.
Alaska requires that DNA be collected from people arrested for violent crimes. Many police agencies have ignored that.
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By failing to collect those DNA samples, law enforcement has left Alaska’s DNA database with crucial gaps, allowing at least one serial rapist to go undetected.
A panel of Alaska legislators voted 11-1 on Tuesday afternoon to sue Gov. Mike Dunleavy over his decision to bypass legislative confirmation for his picks for state boards and commissions.