A challenger emerges for Don Young, Anti-Demboski fervor fizzles, and Ruedrich has a bad week. Its Friday in the Sun!
To help boil things down, here are two short floor speech clips that pretty well encapsulate the budget positions of the State Senate Majority and Minority. Don’t worry, they are short and largely free of numbers and acronyms. They don’t and aren’t intended to give you the depth of detail of the budget, but rather the values each side is basing their positions upon.
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?
Alaska Legislators love their vivid analogies. Today, Sen. Mike Dunleavy got a little analogy drunk when trying to grapple with the state budget.
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