Gov. Bill Walker announced a public safety action plan Monday, as lawmakers debate the issue in a special session in Juneau.
“We cannot cut our way into a safer Alaska,” Walker said, drawing parallels between budget cuts and the increase in state crime.
After four years of steadily rising crime in Alaska, Walker says he tasked his administration with figuring out a public safety plan in August. On Monday, Attorney General, Jahna Lindemuth, unveiled what the administration’s strategy looks like.