Hosts Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are both back after a short summer break and boy do they have a lot to cover. There is, of course, the failure of the Trumpcare and its impact on how Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s is viewed by Americans and her own constituents here in Alaska. We also delve into the Legislature’s many, many special sessions, how the Governor and Lt. Governor primaries are already shaping up, and the unfortunate events in Chancellorsville, Virginia over the weekend. And don’t worry, Anthony Scaramucci (The MOOOOCH!) even gets some time on this week’s podcast.
There hasn’t been much “calmness” to the president’s handling of North Korea this week.
While North Korea has dominated the headlines, President Donald Trump took steps today to recognize a major problem at home. Today, Trump declared the opioid crisis…
Murkowski’s opposition to the GOP-driven Obamacare repeal process has been simmering for months and crystallized over the last few days.
The president accused Murkowksi of letting down Republicans and the country, but not of letting down Alaska.
The motion still passed and the Senate is moving into a 20-hour debate on the health care bill. Sullivan voted in favor of the motion.
With Casey Reynolds out this week and Congress and the Alaska State Legislature mired in equally sluggish progress on their agendas, Forrest Dunbar is joined by guest host Judy Jessen to discuss the BCRA, oil industry tax policy in HB 111, and they even delve into Trump’s deepening scandal involving his campaign’s (and family’s) collusion with Russia. Then pollster Ivan Moore stops by to unveil results of his latest polling on Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Don Young, Bill Walker, and, in a surprise, tells us who Alaskans would vote for in a head-to-head match-up between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
Alaska won’t bring home all $182 billion of the money, but the state wouldn’t have any competition for it.
Findley successfully represented John Sturgeon in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last year, a case that’s been cast as one of the most critical for Alaska in recent history.
The Senate’s health care bill continues to put Alaska’s Senior Senator, Lisa Murkowski, in the national spotlight as one the bill’s must-have votes. Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the politics of the situation and then we invite in Becky Hultberg from the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association to tell us how the policies in the bill will affect Alaskans. We also delve into the state legislature’s remaining work to be done on oil and gas tax credits and recent polling being done in Anchorage that may illuminate April’s mayoral election.