By Iris Samuels
Anchorage Daily News 

Lawmakers push back against Dunleavy nominee to university board

 

March 29, 2023



Some state lawmakers have signaled their opposition to the nomination of the leader of a conservative advocacy organization to serve on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Bethany Marcum is executive director of the Alaska Policy Forum, which advocates for limiting government and reducing state spending, including on education.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Marcum for the board earlier this year. Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the entire Legislature, which will vote on the governor’s nominations in April or May.

The House and Senate Education committees held hearings Frida...



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