What does former U.S. Senator Mark Begich think of Gov. Walker’s budget, the job Ethan Berkowitz is doing as Mayor, and how progressives can combat the incoming Trump administration? Oh, and what will Begich be running for next? Check out all that and much more on this week’s installment of The Midnight Sun Podcast.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s opinion on President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Interior matters more than most. She is Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight and confirmation authority over the department and many of their posts.
It looks like dreams of Alaskans to be represented by one of their own atop the Interior Department, and the individual dreams of Alaskans Mead Treadwell and Bob Gillam to be that person, aren’t going to be realized.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the highest-ranking woman in the House Republican leadership, will be announced as Donald Trump’s secretary of the interior, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In our December 4th episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss this week’s Palin vs. Trump fight, whether any of the Alaskans vying to be the next Secretary of Interior have a real shot at the job, and the taxi industry reform ordinance the Anchorage Assembly will be hearing Tuesday night. In addition, incoming House Minority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett stops by for an in-depth discussion of Alaska’s fiscal policy and the impact of 15 freshmen legislators will have this year.
The Pew Research Center, of whom we’re huge fans, put out some interesting post-election survey numbers today we feel are worth a gander.
Both of Alaska’s senators have had their issues with President-elect Donald Trump over the course of this election cycle. A big question facing Alaskans is now that the votes have been counted and heated campaign rhetoric is over, would they be willing to set aside any differences and work with Trump?
What DOE doesn’t know, Lyman in trouble, and the AKGOP welcomes Millerites back.
With a week left until election day, there are signs national democrats are gaining confidence that Steve Lindbeck is within striking distance of beating long-time Alaska Rep. Don Young (R).
Pollster Craciun Research today released a new poll showing Democrat Hillary Clinton with 47-43 lead over Republican Donald Trump in Alaska.
Thursday night Washington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D) popped into Anchorage for a quick visit. It was a low profile appearance for a Senator who could have a could have a huge impact on the future of our state. If Democrats retake control of the Senate, Cantwell would be positioned to replace Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski as Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee giving her great sway over the resource issues that largely drive Alaska’s economy and unique lifestyle.