The Alaska State Officers Compensation Commission is also planning to boost lawmakers’ pay as well as propose increases to the governor’s pay and the pay of agency commissioners.
Rep. Thompson, a center-right Republican, said he wants to spend more time with his son. Two Republicans have filed letters of intent for next year’s election to replace him.
No other candidates have yet registered to run for the seat, which was opened by redistricting.
Incumbent Sen. Roger Holland, R-Anchorage, plans to run for reelection.
One board member said the plan would leave open the board to “an unfortunate and very easily winnable argument of partisan gerrymandering.”
The Legislature’s fourth special session ends next week, and Gov. Dunleavy says he will not call a fifth.
Legislative offices in Juneau have been dark, and floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds.
Sen. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, had been planning to challenge the citation in court this week.
Sen. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, plans to fight the citation in court later this month.
Sens. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, and David Wilson, R-Wasilla, are quarantining away from the Capitol, where there has been little progress on a new PFD formula.
Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes of Palmer said she urged Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the state health commissioner to consider supplying Alaskans with vitamins and drugs “that some Alaskan physicians are prescribing but pharmacies aren’t filling.”
Some House Republicans have asked the governor to add anti-mandate laws to the special session agenda.
The devices were intended to be a paperweight and keychain.
Masks remain mandatory in public spaces but are optional in legislators’ offices.
Constitutional amendment proposals lack sufficient support, lawmakers say.
If the fourth special session lasts for 30 days, this year will have the longest legislative session ever.
Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, said in a letter to the governor that the ongoing crisis causes her “great concern” for colleagues.
The session was originally scheduled to begin Friday, but legislators requested the delay as many of them fly from Juneau to their home districts on weekends.
Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, has previously compared COVID-19 vaccinations to Nazi medical experiments.
A member of the Alaska Legislature has apologized for saying Nazi experimentation on prisoners “produced results.”