The Alaska Department of Administration sent out notices to thousands of employees June 1, warning of layoffs if lawmakers don’t pass a budget on July 1.


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 of Commerce, Community & Economic Development.


For details, read the press release below.