Today’s roundup will cap off the races for the Alaska House with an independent-heavy day going from Kenai to Southeast and back out to Western Alaska.
Westlake is accused of misconduct in making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances towards women in the capitol.
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon says Sen. David Wilson “crossed the line of appropriate behavior” during a Thursday news conference that Wilson called to clear his…
Edgmon didn’t comment on a specific instance, but said the recent incidents highlighted the need for a change.
The Senate refused to fix a last-minute amendment that could leave a key provision at risk of being overturned.
There’s rising concern that the behavior of a handful of legislators is fueling threats, perhaps even intentionally.
With the Senate’s new health care bill and the Legislature’s budget deal dominating Alaskan politics, that is right where Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar dive in. First, we talk with Rep. Ivy Spohnholz about how the state operating budget deal came together and what made it in. Then Disability Law Center of Alaska Legal Director Mark Regan joins us for a detailed discussion what the new health care bill looks like and whether Alaska’s Senior Senator Lisa Murkowski will be able to find enough to like for it to get her vote.
As the state financial crisis brings Alaska within two weeks of a state government shutdown, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar get a blow-by-blow account of the legislature’s budget battle from the Alaska Dispatch News’ on-the-ground reporter, Nat Herz. Before getting to Nat, Casey and Forrest talk about the shooting at in Washington D.C, the resurrection of the AHCA in the U.S. Senate, and the Alaska GOP’s stunning failure to eject any of the three Homer city council members they were targeting for recall this week.
Gabby and Charisse fight, Begich comforts Dems, and Nees steps in and then goes off. It’s Friday in the Sun!
The Alaska State House Majority held their first press conference of the legislative session earlier today. Since you likely don’t have a half-hour to watch and take it all in, here is a quick look at the major messages we heard.