In our April 16 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss what happened in Anchorage’s local elections now that all the votes are in, what is going on in the state budget and PFD reform efforts, and the state of internet privacy protection legislation. We are also joined by Assemblyman-elect Felix Rivera to talk about what he saw and heard on the campaign trail and his thoughts as a member of the LGBT community on legislators objecting to letting Drew Phoenix serve on the Alaska Human Rights Commission because he is transgender.
Here are the polling slides from Sen. Bill Wielechowski’s press conference on PFD cuts vs. an income tax:
Here is a little bit about the Sports for Sprouts program we mention on this week’s podcast:
Gateway to the Arctic is a service-oriented, agricultural camp serving disadvantaged youth and special needs youth and adults across the state. The camp provides unforgettable experiences for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. By supporting this year’s Sports for Sprouts fundraising campaign, you can provide scholarships that will help campers grow their character while they grow fruits and vegetables in the great Alaskan outdoors. They need to raise $30,000 by summer to make this vision a reality. So visit gatewaytothearctic.org
to donate. Again, that’s gatewaytothearctic.org. Please head on over there and show your support.
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