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The Midnight Sun Podcast for July 9, 2017

It has been an odd week in Alaska politics. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg came to the Last Frontier, learned our savage ways, and decided to educate the world about them (only to get a few details wrong). Then, with our endless legislative special session now set to focus on oil industry tax policy (HB 111), the Republican State Senate Majority, including Sen. Pete Kelly and Sen. Cathy Giessel, seemingly held a press conference to rail against cushy cash subsidies state government gives to oil companies. Wait, it was Republicans complaining about what a sweet, sweet deal the resource industry gets in Alaska? Democrats in the House Majority responded by holding a press conference of their own to point out some fine print in the GOP theater that makes the Senate plan much more oil friendly than they let on.  Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar sort through all of those political shenanigans, talk some healthcare and weed policy, and even bring in Alaska Tax Division Director Ken Alper to explain the fine points of oil tax policy at play in the HB 111 fight.



Begich, Millett, and Halcro Headline Midnight Sun Live Blog Coverage Of Alaska’s Primary Elections

Alaska will finally have a one-stop-shop for campaign insiders, media, and political junkies to follow election night in real time. Join us at midnightsunak.com to get up-to-the-minute information on election returns and campaign, candidate, and political party activities, as well as in-depth analysis from the most experienced and connected panel in the state of Alaska. We’re calling it Election Live.







Halcro Drops The Hammer On Transit Center Crowd

Seeing Halcro stand in the middle of the DTC, surrounded by stereotypical DTC inhabitants, drop the hammer on many of them was a powerful statement of the direction he is taking with the facility, and the community, for better or worse, ought to know it.