Without the additional funding, public defenders would be working beyond their ethical limit leading to slowdowns, delays and mistakes.
Fallout continue from a handful of legislators’ bad to unacceptable behavior, while the supplemental budget and Medicaid spending continued to dominate debate.
There’s been plenty of unknowns and questions about the deal, but most of the meeting was spent asking about rumors and conspiracies about “The Chinese.”
There’s rising concern that the behavior of a handful of legislators is fueling threats, perhaps even intentionally.
As the state financial crisis brings Alaska within two weeks of a state government shutdown, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar get a blow-by-blow account of the legislature’s budget battle from the Alaska Dispatch News’ on-the-ground reporter, Nat Herz. Before getting to Nat, Casey and Forrest talk about the shooting at in Washington D.C, the resurrection of the AHCA in the U.S. Senate, and the Alaska GOP’s stunning failure to eject any of the three Homer city council members they were targeting for recall this week.
Muni votes are coming in, the race to be chairman is on, and Dunleavy and Reynolds are out. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Young vs the Kochs, Pruitt vs Hammond, Anchorage candidates vs apathy. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
FreedomWorks may be coming, Uber may not, and Stieren and Pruitt a couple no more. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
To start things off we’re going to resurrect the Soapy Smith Awards, once given by our delightful forerunner The Alaska Ear in the old days of the Anchorage Daily News. As the Ear would describe it, “Soapy Smith Award — a citation for dubious achievement, named in honor of Skagway’s Gold Rush con man and all-around scoundrel.”
No one is buying Gillam, leg staff on the move , and a battle’s a brewing in the Assembly chambers. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!