The candidates put forward by House District 38 should be a relief for the governor’s office, which has faced slates of inexperienced or unqualified candidates for the two other vacancies.
Rep. Zach Fansler’s resignation becomes official today, while Senate Republicans mull what to do with a new appointment.
We agree with the victim that the per diem he’s collecting should go to the Tundra Women’s Coalition.
The Legislature also is considering hiking fees on lobbyists and raising penalties for oil spills.
Faced with accusations of assaulting a woman, his resignation is effective Feb. 12.
Fallout continue from a handful of legislators’ bad to unacceptable behavior, while the supplemental budget and Medicaid spending continued to dominate debate.
The House has discussed expelling Fansler.
Even with meetings scheduled for Monday, it didn’t feel like much was happening.
Legislators are looking for a way out from under a nearly $2 billion backlog.
If Fansler doesn’t believe his behavior is disqualifying, his colleagues could decide for him.