It isnâ€™t easy to tell someone no during the holiday season, but that is exactly what Governor Bill Walker has done to Sen. Bill Wielechowski. Walker told Wielechowski there would be no new investigation into alleged gasoline price fixing in Alaska.
East Anchorage Representative Lance Pruitt took to email Wednesday to get in one last plea for campaign donations before the end of the year. While not mentioning anyone by name, Pruitt made clear he thinks the he knows who his opponent will be â€œ…a former legislator has filed a letter of intent, and while they have not clarified if it is for the House of Senate it is likely they will seek the House seat.â€
Our nomination for the worst tax policy idea of 2015 goes to Alaska Governor Bill Walker for his proposal to reestablish the stateâ€™s personal income tax.
The Alaska Republican Assembly says money from public employee union PACs has been the decisive factor in defeating local conservative candidates across Alaska. Now they are offering what they say is a solution.
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.