The outcome of the case has new importance if the outcome of Virginia’s legislative races on Tuesday night can be replicated in Alaska.
The state says a lower court judge got it wrong when he overturned Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s decision to invalidate the measure.
They’re all still 32,000 signatures, a few legal challenges and a legislative session from reaching the 2018 ballot, but it’s time to take stock in where each stands in The Midnight Sun’s State of the Race update.
The initiative was initially rejected because the state found it unconstitutionally appropriated state resources. A judge has found otherwise.
The potential change could have a big impact on the 2018 elections.
Driven by her son’s death and her opponents’ support of criminal justice reform, Edie Grunwald is bringing a tough-on-crime platform to the GOP race for lieutenant governor.
The state is convinced the initiative would violate constitutional rules for initiatives.
The Wasilla Republican cited health issues.
Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott kicked off their reelection campaigns on Tuesday night in Anchorage at a fundraiser hosted the Atwood Mansion.
There are four initiatives in the works for the 2018 ballot.