Republicans gather in Fairbanks, Legislators back to their old tricks, and the new Assembly assembles. Its Friday in the Sun!
Palmer Mayor DeLena Johnson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for State House. The move allows Johnson to begin raising money for her campaign.
The Alaska State Legislature appears to be exploring new options for office space in Anchorage following Governor Bill Walker threatening to veto funding for a $32.5 million offer to purchase the current Legislative Information Office (LIO) in downtown Anchorage.
; Even the best bloggers and prognosticators get it wrong sometimes and I did last week when I posted the voter registration numbers from before…
If you want to see real progress for civilization, look up north to the last frontier â€“ Alaska. The state senate has just passed a criminal justice reform bill that may be a model for other states to follow. The example doesnâ€™t just end with the law, itâ€™s also a first hand look at what could happen when people across the aisle work together.
In the last few days, two Alaska State House Representatives have attracted primary opponents.
For a glimpse into just how precise Facebook ad targeting is getting, look to Washington, D.C. Specifically look to 1849 C Street, N.W., a few blocks from the White House, where youâ€™ll find the headquarters for the Department of the Interior, the federal agency tasked with managing national parks, federal land and natural resources.
The Midnight Sun has begun actively searching out Alaska bloggers. These are folks who write their thoughts for recreation and their topics tend to vary widely. Their sites arenâ€™t monetized or widely read. They are more of personal outlet than a business model. Many tend to only follow politics from afar and post an opinion only when the mood strikes. Because of that, I believe they often represent the more genuine, unspun voice that politicos need to hear or see.
Stock’s numbers are out, the GOP convention nears, and Ethan head to Juneau. Its Friday in the Sun!!!
; Governor Bill Walker’s office this morning issued a press release calling assertions that the state has added 500 jobs since January “misinformation.” His…