If the race dynamics remain as they are today, and I wouldnâ€™t bet the house on it, Weddleton receives all left of center support, Schimscheimer plays for the pro-business crowd, Taylor is the social conservative candidate, and Bunde casts herself as the fiscal conservative.
Many lawmakers clearly donâ€™t agree with the the Governor, Alaskaâ€™s Future, Plan4Alaska, and our new friends at Our Alaska that Alaskaâ€™s fiscal sky is falling.
The Alaska Senate Democrats and Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition have outlined the proposal for a Caucus of the Whole in a letter that has been delivered to Senate President Kevin Meyer and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault.
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.
Now these conservative groups are not simply happy to take the PFD, they are its champions? Iâ€™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.
Don Hadley will be ending his run for East Anchorage Assembly and instead will focus on a bid for the state house seat currently held by Rep. Max Gruenberg.
The energy bill championed by Senator Lisa Murkowski has been blocked in the Senate over concerns about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the Associated Press reports
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?