LISTEN: Lawmakers discuss stabilizing the economy after COVID-19

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Alaska lawmakers have said they need to approve the governor’s plan for sending out federal CARES Act funds to Alaska businesses and communities. They’re considering reconvening in Juneau to do so. Should they? And what state spending changes do they think are necessary in light of the severe economic downturn and the collapse of oil prices?

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Sen. Bill Wielechowski-D
  • Sen. Mike Shower-R


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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