Jahna Lindemuth, Alaska’s Attorney General, faces her confirmation vote on Thursday. Lindemuth will need 31 votes for confirmation. That’s 50% plus one of the combined joint session of the State House (40 folks) and State Senate (20 folks).
Yesterday, we told you how some Democrats would do in their 2018 gubernatorial primary if it were held today. Today is the Republicans’ turn. Well, Republicans and Gov. Bill Walker.
The legislative session shows no sign of ending anytime soon and those interested in running for Governor in 2018 can’t start raising money for another month, but that isn’t stopping speculation about whether the current occupant of the office, Governor Bill Walker, will run again and who might run against him.
Curtis Thayer of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce submitted this commentary to us about the results of recent polling on Alaska’s fiscal issues the Chamber commissioned from Dittman Reseach. We have posted Mr. Thayer’s commentary here exactly as it was submitted to us.
This morning, just hours before Republican congressional leaders are promising to hold a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Gov. Bill Walker released a statement outlining multiple reasons why he believes the bill is bad for Alaskans.
When asked in an interview with Politico how the new administration should approach the issue of climate change Governor Bill Walker described the mounting costs of climate change to Alaska.
This annual tradition was once again held on Saturday, and since you may not have had the time to attend, and the event isn’t live streamed anywhere, we’ll help you out by telling you the five things you need take from the event. Think of it as a CliffsNotes version of the two hours of political back and forth.
Last month The Midnight Sun told you how Alaska legislators and both major political parties spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day pressing lobbyists for cash. MLK Day just happens to fall on the eve of the legislative session, just hours before legal barriers to in-session fundraising by legislators begin.
Friday night was an interesting exercise in what my old political science professors would call “interest articulation.” That’s fancy academic talk for how those in a society tell their leaders what they want to see happen.
The election to be the next governor of Alaska is still 21 months away, but the dynamics that will determine who wins the race are being established now.