Sen. Stedman backs the ‘risky’ appropriation of covid relief

The ten members of the Legislative Budget and Audit committee took the rare -- and legally risky -- step of appropriating the CARES Act funding on their own, without the full consent of the legislature. Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, normally a stickler for procedure, urged fellow committee members to take quick "action and try and assist our citizens all over the state." Read More