By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press 

Governor joins legislators in call for state to divest from Russia


A growing number of state lawmakers are asking the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. to divest assets from any Russian government or state-owned institutions amid Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Senate Democrats last week were the first to initiate the call.

Then the governor joined in.

And House Speaker Louise Stutes later said the House planned to introduce legislation to order the corporation to sell its Russian investments. As an interim step, 18 members of the state House signed a March 3 letter asking the corporation to do so voluntarily.

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