Your Saturday Funny In Alaska Politics
Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott today mourned the passing of Representative Max Gruenberg.
â€œThis is a significant loss for all of Alaska,â€ Governor Walker said. â€œMax has been a steady and respected voice in the legislature. Donna and I are covering his loved ones with prayer during this very difficult time.â€
Rep. Gruenberg is survived by his wife, Kayla Epstein, his sons and daughter-in-law.
Governor Walker ordered flags to be lowered concurrently for Rep. Gruenberg and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
â€œIf this feels slightly familiar, it might be because Detroit did its own $1.4 billion pension bond deal in 2005. Ultimately, the bet was a disaster.”
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!!!!!
Is it possible that this kind of â€œto hell with party labels!â€ campaign will become more the norm in American and Alaska politics as we go forward? New numbers from Gallup suggest that might be the case.
Jennifer Johnston is running, Governor Walker bans travel…mostly, and political events get geared up.
Standard and Poorâ€™s has dropped Alaskaâ€™s credit rating from AAA to AA+.
Here is roundup of the statements about the downgrade from elected officials, business groups, and other pertinent entities.
It isnâ€™t easy to tell someone no during the holiday season, but that is exactly what Governor Bill Walker has done to Sen. Bill Wielechowski. Walker told Wielechowski there would be no new investigation into alleged gasoline price fixing in Alaska.
Our nomination for the worst tax policy idea of 2015 goes to Alaska Governor Bill Walker for his proposal to reestablish the stateâ€™s personal income tax.
As the start of the next legislative session nears Jan. 19, the governor said he has made plans this year to meet with the leaders of the House and Senate Finance and Resources committees every two weeks, â€œbecause just about everything goes through Resources or Finance,â€ as a way to improve communication between executive and legislative branches, he said.