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Friday in the Sun!!! (Feb 5)

Lisa rakes in big cash in Seattle, more assembly candidates fundraising numbers, and there’s one big name Dem the Alaska GOP says they won’t be challenging. Its Friday in the sun.


What Your PFD Says About You… And Your Political Party

Now these conservative groups are not simply happy to take the PFD, they are its champions? I’d challenge any of those groups to define for me, please, exactly what conservative or Republican principle is furthered by preserving the PFD? Government handouts are good, so long as they are Alaska government handouts? The conservative hypocrisy is alarming.




Some Legislators Spend A lot Of Our Money….On Themselves

There are some legislators that just don’t care. They spend our money with reckless abandon. They think they’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 won’t even notice.



For Republicans, State Budget Is A Messaging Trap

Virtually every Republican legislator is messaging via newsletter, committee-question time, or posting a video on Facebook of some version of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck’s line “the price of admission for new revenues is significant cuts.” But what is “significant” or “meaningful” when it comes to budget cuts?