I know nobody Outside cares, but the State of Alaska is closing in 11 days.
If someone wanted to report on that other than panicked Alaskans, that would be great.
Every “non-essential” state employee is going to be laid off on July 1st. HR is quietly telling people to file for unemployment now, because the Dept. of Labor will be shutdown along with everyone else. No ferries. No municipal airports. No food, water, or livestock testing.
All because the state senate won’t agree to an income tax.
The older I get, the more I prefer to eat the rich.
Source as of June 19: http://ift.tt/2syLJ0Y
This is really important! The state senate can’t agree on tax policy, and as usual with the US, it’s because rich people might be slightly less rich (and that’s scary). So as a result, services that are essential to poor people are going to suffer. In Alaska, municipal airports are necessary to deliver food and get people medical care. The highway system doesn’t transport things efficiently with such a sparse population. People could very well starve.