It’s a big show this week. On our May 7 episode of Alaska’s most listened to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by Rep. Chuck Kopp to discuss some issues he is working on involving Alaska Railroad right of ways and restitution funds for crime victims. It is a pretty great conversation, and any other week it would be our headliner interview. This week, however, we are also joined by Gov. Bill Walker, his Chief of Staff Scott Kendall, and Revenue Commissioner Randy “Wild Bill” Hoffbeck to discuss the latest developments in what Forrest has termed “The budget standoff presented by Pete Kelly.”
In our January 15 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Alaska’s senators voting to begin the process of repealing Obamacare and review many of the bills coming before the legislature this year. We are also joined by Governor Bill Walker’s Chief of Staff Scott Kendall and Communications Director Grace Jang for a discussion of the challenges the governor faces with two years remaining in his term.
This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowskiâ€™s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.