With the prospect of new state income and/or sales taxes on the horizon, can we really endure a Tax Cap loophole that would have allowed property taxes to increase up to 50% MORE than they are today?
One Anchorage firefighterâ€™s union is getting into the Anchorage municipal elections in a big way. The International Association of Fire Fighters – Local 1264 PAC has purchased $30,000 worth of ads on local radio stations to support assembly candidates Forrest Dunbar, Eric Croft, and John Weddleton.
Flynn and Hall say if you really want to see more money in your pocket you should vote against Prop 8.
South Anchorage Assembly candidate Treg Taylor posted his first campaign ad online this morning.
It is unusual to see members of the Anchorage Assembly openly criticize one another during a public meeting, but as last nightâ€™s Assembly meeting was getting underway, thatâ€™s exactly what happened.
The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out, and they matter. A lot. Candidates, parties, and flacks are all full oâ€™ bluster and spin about their campaigns and their performance, but pesky statutorily-required campaign finance reports give citizens an unspun window into exactly where things stand. No one can hide from the numbers. They are cold, precise, and ultimately unflinching. To paraphrase the great football coach Bill Parcells, you are what your fundraising numbers say you are.
It appears Amy Demboski was not expecting a challenger in her run for re-election to the Anchorage Assembly.
Former mayoral candidate Dustin Darden has filed to run for the West Anchorage Assembly seat. He joins a crowded field that currently includes former Assemblyman Adam Trombley, Ira! Perman, and former state legislator Eric Croft.
If the race dynamics remain as they are today, and I wouldnâ€™t bet the house on it, Weddleton receives all left of center support, Schimscheimer plays for the pro-business crowd, Taylor is the social conservative candidate, and Bunde casts herself as the fiscal conservative.
Don Hadley will be ending his run for East Anchorage Assembly and instead will focus on a bid for the state house seat currently held by Rep. Max Gruenberg.