January 2016


Friday in the Sun!!! (Jan 29)

Who is Mark Schimscheimer, where is Tony Hopfinger, when will we see LGBT rights repealers, and how will legislators find a way out of voting for new revenues? Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!







Murkowski Campaign Announces Big Fundraising Haul and Staff Moves

This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowski’s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.








State Senate Majority Releases Poll Results

Wednesday the Alaska State Senate Majority released the results of their own online poll of state policy issues . The poll primarily focuses on fiscal issues, but also includes questions on daylight savings time and school choice.











Alaska Democrats Change Election Rules, So Should We

This rule change is their attempt to have their cake and eat it too. They hope to bolster their candidate recruitment efforts by selling those who might run on the idea they can get full backing of the party and their spot on the ballot while the candidate maintains their strategic distance from the party brand and the baggage that comes along with it.