State Politics

What Your PFD Says About You… And Your Political Party

Now these conservative groups are not simply happy to take the PFD, they are its champions? I’d challenge any of those groups to define for me, please, exactly what conservative or Republican principle is furthered by preserving the PFD? Government handouts are good, so long as they are Alaska government handouts? The conservative hypocrisy is alarming.



For Republicans, State Budget Is A Messaging Trap

Virtually every Republican legislator is messaging via newsletter, committee-question time, or posting a video on Facebook of some version of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck’s line “the price of admission for new revenues is significant cuts.” But what is “significant” or “meaningful” when it comes to budget cuts?





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.