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Safeguarding Alaskans’ Health

  • Conducted over 1 million COVID-19 tests, leading the nation in per-capita testing.
  • Worked hand-in-hand with Alaskans to maintain one of the lowest COVID mortality rates in the nation.
  • Created the nation’s first port-of-entry traveler testing program, supporting Alaska’s tourism industry.
  • Issued more than 550 COVID-related expedited and courtesy licenses for healthcare workers and businesses.
  • Processed over 700 telemedicine business registrations.

Historic Economic Stabilization Efforts

  • Distributed an unprecedented $290 million in small business aid utilizing federal CARES Act funding.
  • Delivered $569 million in relief directly to Alaskan communities.
  • Worked with the seafood industry to keep America’s largest wild fisheries open and safely operating during the pandemic.
  • Suspended nearly 300 regulations, providing much-needed assistance to hurting Alaskan businesses.

Protecting Alaska’s Families & Communities

  • Renewed focus on effective policing has resulted in a 10% decline in reported crime from 2018 to 2019.
  • Graduated the highest number of trooper recruits in recent history.
  • Awarded a record $21.8 million in domestic violence and sexual assault grants.
  • Delivered $1 million in emergency grants to local first responders to assist with COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
  • Initiated the reopening of Palmer Correctional Center, increasing prision capacity by 500 beds.

Prioritizing Individual Alaskans

  • Delivered a historic early PFD to help Alaskans in the face of a disrupted economy.
  • Distributed nearly $1 billion in wage replacement funds to over 90,000 hurting Alaskans.
  • Created eight federal and state unemployment insurance programs to stabilize Alaska’s economy.
  • Ensured businesses had the option of keeping employee health plans when hours were cut.
  • Committed more than $15 million to rental and mortgage relief for Alaskans impacted by the pandemic.

Preparing the Next Generation

  • Provided communities with necessary tools to safely educate Alaska’s children during the pandemic.
  • Awarded $9.1 million in grants protecting student mental health, a critical issue during the pandemic.
  • Launched a new distance education tool being used by most Alaska school districts.
  • Collaborated with Alaska’s teachers to implement Alaska-specific online courses.

Smarter, Better Government

  • Controlled the growth of government by reducing spending $280 million from FY19.
  • Streamlined the State’s four payroll programs into one predictable, efficient system.
  • Modernized government infrastructure to allow over 6,000 employees to safely and effectively telework.
  • Brought the Division of Motor Vehicles into the 21st Century with an easy-to-use, digital appointment system.

North to Opportunity

  • Successfully completed the summer construction season including $729 million worth of critical transportation projects.
  • Helped secure presidential approval of the border crossing permit needed to connect Alaska to the North American rail network.
  • Supported landmark federal decisions that positively impacted jobs in the Tongass National Forest, ANWR, NPR-A, and the Ambler Mining District.
  • Oversaw the historic transfer of BP’s North Slope operations to Hilcorp.
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Governor Mike Dunleavy