Gallup’s analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states.
Who is Mark Schimscheimer, where is Tony Hopfinger, when will we see LGBT rights repealers, and how will legislators find a way out of voting for new revenues? Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!
South Anchorage candidate for Anchorage Assembly Joe Riggs has announced he will be â€œclosing downâ€ his campaign.
In a â€œlunch and learnâ€ session sponsored by the House Finance Committee Rasmuson Board Chairman Jeff Cook and President and CEO DIanne Kaplan walked state legislators through polling they had conducted with the help of polling firm Strategies 360 between January 3-10 on state budget issues.
Here is our quick breakdown of the 10 takeaways from that pressentation.
It looks like a voter initiative that would automatically register thousands of Alaskans to vote thinks they have the signatures needed to go on the ballot this year.
Standard and Poorâ€™s has dropped Alaskaâ€™s credit rating from AAA to AA+.
Here is roundup of the statements about the downgrade from elected officials, business groups, and other pertinent entities.
As the start of the next legislative session nears Jan. 19, the governor said he has made plans this year to meet with the leaders of the House and Senate Finance and Resources committees every two weeks, â€œbecause just about everything goes through Resources or Finance,â€ as a way to improve communication between executive and legislative branches, he said.
Tuesdayâ€™s Anchorage Assembly meeting started off with a bit of a bang. Within the first 10 minutes Assemblyman Ernie Hall took the unusual step of apologizing to Muni staff for the disparaging comments towards them made by a fellow Assembly member in an email.
In the cold, calculating, bean counter rationale youâ€™d expect from a business trade journal like the Alaska Journal of Commerce, theyâ€™re stepping up to say â€œNot so fast.â€ In a pair of postings yesterday AJOC warns a decision by the Legislature to pull out of the lease early would have serious repercussions.