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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?






Friday in the Sun!!! (Jan 29)

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!!!!!


Murkowski Campaign Announces Big Fundraising Haul and Staff Moves

This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowski’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.



State Senate Majority Releases Poll Results

Wednesday the Alaska State Senate Majority released the results of their own online poll of state policy issues . The poll primarily focuses on fiscal issues, but also includes questions on daylight savings time and school choice.