Gov’t shutdown effects: Dept. of Commerce
Thursday, Governor Walker ordered the Walker-Mallott Administration set up an incident command structure to prepare Alaskans for a potential government shutdown, according to a press release from the Governor’s office.
Due to the ongoing budget impasse, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Commissioner Chris Hladick is working with the Department of Law to evaluate the potential effects on business and community services during a government shutdown, according to a press release from the department.
“While I am hopeful the Legislature will reach a compromise, I feel obligated to provide Alaskans with as much advance notice as possible about potential disruptions in services that they rely upon,” said Commissioner Hladick. “We encourage Alaskans, if you depend on one of these services—if your professional license is going to lapse soon, if you are seeking a commercial fishing loan, if you need technical assistance regarding a local boundary issue—consider whether it is something we can help you with before the potential shutdown occurs.”
For details, read the press release below.