It will be interesting to see how much Alaska’s congressional delegation has to say on the subject when they return home for a weeklong recess next week.
High times for Mayor Dan, victory for Ashley Reed, and faculty flak for Jim Johnson. It’s Friday in the Sun!
Late last night the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to begin the process of repealing Obamacare by a vote of 51-48. That vote didn’t actually repeal ObamaCare, it just got things going in Congress.
Here is what Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had to say on the move.
Call it George Jefferson Day for Alaska’s congressional delegation. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young all moved up in significant ways as the 115th Congress was sworn in yesterday.
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today announced that he has been selected to serve on four U.S. Senate committees.
Since this is the first day back at work for many of you, I thought we’d kick off 2017 with some New Year’s resolutions we imagine some elected officials, institutions, and politicos might — or should — have considered.
Pollster Ivan Moore of Alaska Survey Research has released the results of his quarterly survey of the popularity of Alaska’s statewide elected officials.
In our December 24h episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Gov. Walker’s proposed budget, the pay cut he’s asked for, and Obama’s action restricting development in large offshore areas of Alaska. We are also joined by outgoing Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) Executive Director Kay Brown to discuss her accomplishments, the controversy surrounding the hiring of her successor, Jay Parmely, and the future her party.
Is the Governor really going to announce a $4.3 Billion budget that includes something for everyone to hate (PFD cut, increases in taxes and fees, elimination of state services and projects, and still a $892 million deficit with a call for a broad-based tax on us all to eliminate it) and think he can distract us from that boatload of pain simply by pointing to a cut in his own pay? As football player Cris Carter would say “C’mon, man!”
Two Alaska lawmakers are exploring whether they should propose legislation to overturn Obama’s actions.