In the April 23 episode of Alaska’s most listened to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the state budget gridlock in Juneau, certification of Jim Minnery’s restroom initiative targeting transgender people in Anchorage, why Real ID matters, and a new poll showing how gubernatorial hopefuls might do in their primary races. We are also joined by State Senator Berta Gardner to talk about everything that is happening — or not happening — in the legislature.
Yesterday, we told you how some Democrats would do in their 2018 gubernatorial primary if it were held today. Today is the Republicans’ turn. Well, Republicans and Gov. Bill Walker.
Muni votes are coming in, the race to be chairman is on, and Dunleavy and Reynolds are out. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
The first list of prefiled bills for the upcoming legislative session was released this morning.
As you might expect the list ranges from the banal (HB 7 by Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to ban ballot selfies and HB 28 by Rep. Tarr increasing disclosure requirements for cosmetics) to hot button socials issues (HJR 1 by Rep. Josephson to repeal the Alaska Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage).
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.
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.
Lisa rakes in big cash in Seattle, more assembly candidates fundraising numbers, and there’s one big name Dem the Alaska GOP says they won’t be challenging. Its Friday in the sun.
Alaska Legislators love their vivid analogies. Today, Sen. Mike Dunleavy got a little analogy drunk when trying to grapple with the state budget.
The Alaska Republican Party is moving to join Sen. Dan Sullivan and State Senator Mike Dunleavy in opposing Syrian refugees seeking assistance from the United States.
State records show developer Mark Pfeffe donated heavily to elected decision makers while pursuing a deal to renovate the Legislative Information Office.