Hosts Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are both back after a short summer break and boy do they have a lot to cover. There is, of course, the failure of the Trumpcare and its impact on how Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s is viewed by Americans and her own constituents here in Alaska. We also delve into the Legislature’s many, many special sessions, how the Governor and Lt. Governor primaries are already shaping up, and the unfortunate events in Chancellorsville, Virginia over the weekend. And don’t worry, Anthony Scaramucci (The MOOOOCH!) even gets some time on this week’s podcast.
In our March 19 episode, Casey Reynolds and former Wasilla legislator Lynn Gattis discuss Donald Trump’s latest bout with “alternative facts”, the Alaska state budget, and what the reaction of Alaskans has been to the State Senate passing PFD reform. Casey then interviews Kenai-Soldotna area Senator Peter Micciche to get his take on the state budget and his body’s PFD reform package.
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.
As the fog of campaign war transitioned into shell shock (unless you believed most of our predictions and analysis) by the sight of several stunning incumbent losses, every politico in the state is straining with furled brow to understand just what messages to take from Tuesday night.
Based on how these three primary races are unfolding and the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) 30-day financial reports from campaigns, TMS is calling all three as likely or solid to go to one of the candidates.
Wednesday, the Mat-Su Business Alliance held a legislative candidate forum and had a pretty great showing of candidates.
Ethan and Bill lose staff, senate races intrigue, and Lisa turns 35-ish. It’s Friday in the Sun
The deadline for candidates to file for office isnâ€™t until June 1, but here are some of the State races that are already drawing our attention.
Jennifer Johnston is running, Governor Walker bans travel…mostly, and political events get geared up.
Iâ€™ve been curious how average Alaskans, consumed by their daily lives and seemingly uninterested in policy minutiae, were digesting all of this budget talk. Since no broad-based statewide polling has yet been made public, I thought I would attend two very different budget presentations for audiences of opposing political views to see just how those audiences were taking it in.