Anchorage elections are here!. What is being said, where are the parties, and what is the turnout so far? It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii responded this morning to a move by Senate Republicans to end an Obama-era federal rule prohibiting states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
I admit the headline to this story may be overly sentimental, but I don’t care. This morning, amid a snowstorm that dashed the hopes of many Anchorageites that spring had finally sprung, a little ray of sunshine poked through in my inbox. The Anchorage city clerk’s office announced that Election Central lives on, at least for local elections.
With Obamacare repeal dead for the foreseeable future, Congress may turn its attention to smaller pieces of legislation dealing with what are seen as more doable reforms to American healthcare. One of those is an effort being led by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) to bring down the price of prescription drugs by allowing Americans to buy those drugs from foreign countries.
Curtis Thayer of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce submitted this commentary to us about the results of recent polling on Alaska’s fiscal issues the Chamber commissioned from Dittman Reseach. We have posted Mr. Thayer’s commentary here exactly as it was submitted to us.
In our March 26 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar invite Alaska’s former U.S. Senator Mark Begich back to discuss the failure of the GOP’s healthcare bill in Congress and what it means for Alaska and our congressional delegation, the Alaska state budget, Begich’s effort to increase the number of red state Democrats in his party, and we even get into Anchorage local politics a little bit.
Young vs the Kochs, Pruitt vs Hammond, Anchorage candidates vs apathy. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
This morning, just hours before Republican congressional leaders are promising to hold a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Gov. Bill Walker released a statement outlining multiple reasons why he believes the bill is bad for Alaskans.
The Washington D.C. based Center on Budget and Policy priorities today released an updated analysis of revisions made to the Republican House bill to repeal…