Iâ€™ve been curious how average Alaskans, consumed by their daily lives and seemingly uninterested in policy minutiae, were digesting all of this budget talk. Since no broad-based statewide polling has yet been made public, I thought I would attend two very different budget presentations for audiences of opposing political views to see just how those audiences were taking it in.
A poll released two days after Governor Bill Walkerâ€™s roll out of his state budget shows Alaska businesses are opposed to many forms of new taxation, but split on use of the Permanent Fund.
From the deposition it seems clear lawyers for Pfeffer believe Gottstein delayed filing a lawsuit or publicly raising concerns over the deal in order to receive financial compensation himself as owner of the building adjacent to the LIO.
Mike Wenstrup announced he will be stepping down to make way for his successor, Casey Steinau of the Mat-Su, as Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party ahead of the 2016 election cycle.
Senate President Kevin Meyer and House Speaker Mike Chenault spoke at a Resource Development Council breakfast this morning about the upcoming legislative session and the state’s budgetary problems.
Yesterday on Kenai radio station KSRM’s Tall, Dark and Handsome Show hosted by Duane Bannock Governor Bill Walker called in to discuss his administration’s recently released budget. In the interview the Governor seemed to admit that spending cuts he has touted as part of the budget do not actually exist.
Here is a round-up of responses by Alaska’s political, business, and other leaders to the Governor’s budget release today. This list will be updated as…
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; Yesterday, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott posted this image on his Facebook page. Looking at the list of accomplishments you can understand why many people,…
As we reported earlier this month, the 17 seat Anchorage Superior Court had become almost entirely male, with 16 men and only 1 woman. That disparity provided good reason to believe Governor Bill Walker would lean towards appointing one of the two female nominees put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council for the seat being vacated by the retiring Judge Michael Spaan.