I know this is going to sound like heresy given the times we Alaskans find ourselves, but there is a real public good argument to be made that its time the state of Alaska ran the presidential primaries.
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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.
This summer U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski joined forces with Michigan Congressman Fred Upton to form a lucrative campaign marriage known as a joint fundraising committee. Such committees are designed so two or more candidates can team up for fundraisers, split the costs, and then divide the donations. This is a common practice for congressional candidates across the country, however what is notable about the Murkowski-Upton Victory Committee is that instead of grouping candidates from the same state or geographic region the Murkowski-Upton partnership groups the candidates by economic interest.
The summer has seen a lot of effort going into defining the discussion of how to solve Alaska’s fiscal problems. Alaska has a roughly $3.5…