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.
The notice includes land currently unavailable for leasing under a 2013 decision by the Obama administration.
On our June 4 episode of Alaska’s most listened-to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the continuing state budget standoff in Juneau and the launch of the decline to sign effort to combat Jim Minnery’s anti-transgender ballot prop in Anchorage. Casey and Forrest also talk with former Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Alaska this week and America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords.
A Senate committee chaired by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has delayed votes on the confirmations of Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary and Texas Governor Rick Perry for Energy Secretary.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s opinion on President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Interior matters more than most. She is Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight and confirmation authority over the department and many of their posts.