In our January 8 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Alaska’s revolving door between the news media and political jobs, and as many as ten ballot questions that could appear on the ballot in Anchorage’s upcoming election. We are also joined by incoming House Rules Chair Gabrielle LeDoux to discuss how the bipartisan House majority came together and if it will hold, Sen. Pete Kelly’s comments this week that the legislative session will be a fight between capitalism and socialism, and Sen. Kevin Meyer’s attempts to outlaw her PAC.
In our January 1 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by current State Senate President Kevin Meyer to discuss the senate’s position on the state budget, his proposed bill to end state legislator sponsored PACs, and his general antipathy for Senator Peter Micciche.
Legislative staff drama, office drama, and a new game about it all. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
In June, we looked at how Democrats could wrest power from Republicans in the State Senate, or at least create a bipartisan coalition.
The short version of that story is that, yes, there is a potential path for Democrats to have a role in senate leadership. It requires them winning at least two seats currently held by Republicans and getting at least three more to jump ship and organize with them, letâ€™s not pretend it is the most likely of scenarios. But it is plausible.
All the campaign drama that is fit to print and where to party on election night. It’s Friday In The Sun!!!!
Craig Medred confirmed that he has entered into a contract with the State Senate Majority to research and potentially write about Gov. Walkerâ€™s history in pursuing an LNG project.
Olsonâ€™s addition to the majority might say many things. The one thing I can definitively say is his addition does not say fiscal responsibility.
Virtually every Republican legislator is messaging via newsletter, committee-question time, or posting a video on Facebook of some version of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeckâ€™s line â€œthe price of admission for new revenues is significant cuts.â€ But what is â€œsignificantâ€ or â€œmeaningfulâ€ when it comes to budget cuts?
Senate President Kevin Meyer and House Speaker Mike Chenault spoke at a Resource Development Council breakfast this morning about the upcoming legislative session and the state’s budgetary problems.
Walker poised to ax another Parnell guy, Perman and Croft continue to wrestle in West Anchorage, and the South Anchorage races get going. Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!