There are some legislators that just donâ€™t care. They spend our money with reckless abandon. They think theyâ€™re badasses, flying over here and over there, pocketing all the money we give them for office expenses, charging us more to relocate them than it would cost to just buy them a new car in Juneau. And they are crazy. They think they can bilk the good people of Alaska for it all and we wonâ€™t even notice.
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.
Virtually every Republican legislator is messaging via newsletter, committee-question time, or posting a video on Facebook of some version of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeckâ€™s line â€œthe price of admission for new revenues is significant cuts.â€ But what is â€œsignificantâ€ or â€œmeaningfulâ€ when it comes to budget cuts?
Hillary Morgan has sent an email to supporters saying she will be dropping out of her run for the East Anchorage/Hillside state senate seat.
Alaska Legislators love their vivid analogies. Today, Sen. Mike Dunleavy got a little analogy drunk when trying to grapple with the state budget.
During todayâ€™s Senate Majority press availability, KTVA reporter Liz Raines asked a question we told you about in our Friday in the Sun. Senator Bill Stoltze has been pushing the idea of putting any changes to the Permanent Fund on the fall ballot as a constitutional amendment.
â€œIf this feels slightly familiar, it might be because Detroit did its own $1.4 billion pension bond deal in 2005. Ultimately, the bet was a disaster.”
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!!!!!
This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowskiâ€™s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.
South Anchorage candidate for Anchorage Assembly Joe Riggs has announced he will be â€œclosing downâ€ his campaign.