In response to an ADN article detailing problems in Sen. Lesil McGuireâ€™s office related to the authorization of spending $6500 on staff travel to the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Seattle, McGuire this morning attacked fellow legislators for their spending habits at that same conference.
An internal flap over spending for travel by legislators and staff is now boiling over into the campaign season.
When the Legislature and Governor ended the Alaska Film Tax Credit program this summer everyone figured it would cause some stress in the film community, but who could have guessed it would devolve into telenovela drama so badly one company would feel the need to lawyer up to protect their reputation.
A ballot initiative that could be voted on during the 2016 state general election appears to have strong support, according to polling released exclusively to TMS.
TMS adds some information to the discussion by posting the contracts of the contractors.
Polling conducted after the state legislature ended its prolonged summer budget standoff, and released exclusively to TMS, sheds new light on public perceptions of the state budget debate and calls into question polling released earlier this summer.
Yesterday Governor Walker’s official twitter account sent out a tweet that will make you shake your head. It appears to have since been deleted, but TMS has it.
New polling data released exclusively to TMS and conducted after this summer’s legislative special session and the Governor’s announcement of his unilateral expansion of Medicaid shows he emerged from those battles with strong approval numbers.