Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux: “We are headed to a budget which reduces the people’s PFD and to this, Mr. Speaker, I say not only ‘No,’ but ‘Hell no.'”
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has yet to see the Senate’s secretive health care bill and isn’t happy with the speed with which the bill is headed for a vote.
Murkowski was seated right next to the commander in chief, but her body language suggests she would rather be anywhere else.
In the normal course of a legislative session that would probably spell the end of SB 12, but this session is anything but.
The House initially seemed on-board with the Senate’s spending proposal. That wasn’t to last.
On our June 11 episode of Alaska’s most listened-to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the continuing state budget standoff in Juneau with Midnight Sun Editor Matt Buxton and the continued success of anti-Trump candidates–as seen in the UK election. Then we talk with MSNBC contributor and former CIA Analyst/Spokesman Edward Price about former FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic testimony before Congress this week.
Juneau’s newest marijuana grower and dispensary opens up Saturday in a building that should be all too familiar to watchers of the 2010 elections.
Walker set up a similar kind of incident command structure in response to the opioid epidemic earlier this year.
There’s still no major announcement—or even minor actions—suggesting the House and Senate majorities are closer to resolution. Work like today’s at least makes sure things are ready to go if and when that does happen.
The administration hoped to stick to the numbers of the oil and gas tax credit bill, but the House Finance Committee was at peak political sniping.