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Governor’s Statement on AG Legal Opinion on Janus

Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (Anchorage) – Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today issued the following statement on Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson’s formal opinion on the State of Alaska’s compliance with the United States Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31.

“Today’s Attorney General opinion clearly articulates that the State of Alaska is not in compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v AFSCME,” said Governor Dunleavy. “In the coming days and weeks, my administration will be working to ensure the State is in full compliance of the law and that Alaskans are informed of their rights.”

Upon taking office, Governor Dunleavy initiated reviews across all departments. As part of that review, he asked Attorney General Clarkson to evaluate whether the State of Alaska is in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v AFSCME.

Click here for more information and a Department of Law press release on today’s formal opinion.