Lawmakers don't extend disaster order, ask Dunleavy for help
February 18, 2021
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Alaska lawmakers, facing a looming deadline and disorganization in the House, have asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to issue a new disaster declaration to aid the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic despite legal questions surrounding his authority to act.
Dunleavy is "evaluating the options and will make an announcement soon," Jeff Turner, a spokesperson for the governor, said by email.
In a statement late Friday, Dunleavy said in the absence of a declaration, "my administration is fully prepared to manage the rollout and distribution of the vaccine to ensure anyone tha...