Instead, legislators voted to support a $1,600 dividend.
More on the PFD, marijuana and legislative pay dominated Day 51.
Kelly’s said “no” to taxes, but his political opponents say his stance will eventually mean no PFD, either.
The report confirms Westlake’s behavior toward women “created a hostile work environment.”
Taken together, the growing pile of credible allegations will make it almost impossible for the Legislature to not take some sort of action against Westlake.
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.