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!!!!
Late this afternoon the House Republican Caucus, who will be in the minority in the next legislature, released their organization and leadership positions.
It has been a week and a half since the 2016 general elections. Most of us have begun moving past them or in many Democrats cases continued to pretend Trump was never elected. For a few poor candidates, however, their races are still too close to call so all they can do is wait nervously for the Division of Elections (DOE) to count the last few ballots in their race and settle things once and for all.
The Alaska Division of Elections (DOE) counted a batch of early vote and questioned ballots in two close state House races this morning.
With several state legislative races still too close to definitively call a winner and vote totals that haven’t moved since election night, plenty of candidates and voters alike want to know when we will know more.