While some legislators are pushing for a full rollback of criminal justice reforms, the police patrolling Alaska’s biggest city see solutions elsewhere.
They’re all still 32,000 signatures, a few legal challenges and a legislative session from reaching the 2018 ballot, but it’s time to take stock in where each stands in The Midnight Sun’s State of the Race update.
The initiative was initially rejected because the state found it unconstitutionally appropriated state resources. A judge has found otherwise.
The prime component of the proposed initiative would bar legislators from collecting per diem payments ($295 per day) if the operating budget is not passed by the end of the regular session.
The two initiatives aim to maintain generally popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act in the event they’re repealed by Congress.
The potential change could have a big impact on the 2018 elections.
The proposed measure would raise between $300 million and $325 million per year.
The changes would essentially allow Alaska to keep Obamacare’s individual marketplace as is.
Driven by her son’s death and her opponents’ support of criminal justice reform, Edie Grunwald is bringing a tough-on-crime platform to the GOP race for lieutenant governor.
It’s the second year in a row Alaskans will get a smaller dividend, but this time it’s with the support of the Legislature.