Alaska Dispatch News reporter Nat Herz was the topic on everyone’s tongue yesterday. News travelled quickly around the Capitol building; some legislator slapped Nat across the face.
Political attacks in Juneau have stepped up in the past two weeks. It feels like late October, with a General election around the corner. Of course, thats a long ways away.
In the April 23 episode of Alaska’s most listened to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the state budget gridlock in Juneau, certification of Jim Minnery’s restroom initiative targeting transgender people in Anchorage, why Real ID matters, and a new poll showing how gubernatorial hopefuls might do in their primary races. We are also joined by State Senator Berta Gardner to talk about everything that is happening — or not happening — in the legislature.
In our April 7 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss what happened in Anchorage’s local elections now that all the votes are in, what is going on in the state budget and PFD reform efforts, and the state of internet privacy protection legislation. We are also joined by Assemblyman-elect Felix Rivera to talk about what he saw and heard on the campaign trail and his thoughts as a member of the LGBT community on legislators objecting to letting Drew Phoenix serve on the Alaska Human Rights Commission because he is transgender.
In our April 7 episode, Casey Reynolds and pollster Ivan Moore discuss what happened in Anchorage’s local elections on Tuesday. From the taxi industry ballot proposition to the significance and impact of voter turnout, we cover all the angles.
In our April 2 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar invite Alaska Dispatch News reporter Devin Kelly in to talk about Anchorage’s upcoming elections, how the Berkowitz administration is doing almost two full years into office, and what it’s like to be a reporter in the age of Trump.
Anchorage elections are here!. What is being said, where are the parties, and what is the turnout so far? It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii responded this morning to a move by Senate Republicans to end an Obama-era federal rule prohibiting states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
This morning, just hours before Republican congressional leaders are promising to hold a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Gov. Bill Walker released a statement outlining multiple reasons why he believes the bill is bad for Alaskans.