Speculating on rumors and gossip surrounding Alaska politics is a time-honored tradition. It’s time for our weekly trip through the grand, gross, weird, wild and…
Two members of the House Majority’s leadership voted against the budget because it didn’t fully fund the dividend.
Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, lost to Dave Reaves with Reaves defeating Tuck with 68 percent to 32 percent of the vote, according to sources.
Walker knew his proposal to break the Alaska Legislature’s gridlock over the fiscal crisis–which picked from the Senate and House stances–wouldn’t be popular.
On our May 14 episode of Alaska’s most listened-to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the hot political issues of the day– James Comey’s dismissal, the state budget, the legislative session as it careens towards overtime, the Real ID bill, and the censure of Rep. David Eastman. Casey and Forrest are also joined by a surprise guest this week. Former legislative staffer and UAA student Genevieve Mina tells us about her experience as a young person in Juneau during the legislative session. We greatly appreciate Genevieve being available on short notice, after an extended House floor session on Saturday prevented our previously-scheduled guest from making it on the program.
The legislative session shows no sign of ending anytime soon and those interested in running for Governor in 2018 can’t start raising money for another month, but that isn’t stopping speculation about whether the current occupant of the office, Governor Bill Walker, will run again and who might run against him.
Gabby and Charisse fight, Begich comforts Dems, and Nees steps in and then goes off. It’s Friday in the Sun!
This morning, incoming Senate President Pete Kelly and incoming House Majority Leader Chris Tuck offered starkly different visions of Alaska’s budget problems and the upcoming legislative session at a joint breakfast appearance before the Resource Development Council.
Yesterday we went negative to close out 2016, but today we go positive. Here are the best things we saw in Alaska politics this year.
Remember yesterday when we told you the new bipartisan House Majority updated the roster of their member’s committee assignments? Well, that was true, but…