Gov’s office sees change, House staff getting the shaft, and Meyer going after Gabby. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
Is the Governor really going to announce a $4.3 Billion budget that includes something for everyone to hate (PFD cut, increases in taxes and fees, elimination of state services and projects, and still a $892 million deficit with a call for a broad-based tax on us all to eliminate it) and think he can distract us from that boatload of pain simply by pointing to a cut in his own pay? As football player Cris Carter would say “C’mon, man!”
Two Alaska lawmakers are exploring whether they should propose legislation to overturn Obama’s actions.
Remember yesterday when we told you the new bipartisan House Majority updated the roster of their member’s committee assignments? Well, that was true, but…
I have been writing for months that the Governor’s relationship with state legislators has deteriorated to the point that for him to have any hope of having his vision reflected in passed legislation, he needed to make some changes. Big changes. Staff changes.
With the Anchorage Assembly considering an ordinance tonight that would add more taxi permits in the coming years before eliminating the city’s cap on permits altogether, our sources on…
They aren’t the biggest or most impactful moves we’ve ever seen at the Alaska State Legislature, but the House Majority today released a new committee assignment roster and there have been changes.
A section of Anchorage Municipal Code that only a few months ago neither you, nor I, nor many Assembly members, nor (according to some) the Berkowitz administration even knew existed, may end up being the defining issue on the Anchorage ballot come April 4.
The effort to stop fluoride from being added to Anchorage’s water supply is one of those fights that tends to elicit rolled eyes and a chorus of snickers in political circles and on local talk radio shows. In political circles, the alleged danger of fluoride in our drinking water ranks right up there with other perceived fringe theories like chemtrails and Muslim terrorist compounds in the Mat-Su. What, too soon on that last one? Sorry.
Alaska Rep. Don Young has a reputation for being gruff and making harsh comments about those who oppose Alaska’s interests, but he has also been in Congress longer than most Alaskans have been alive and knows how to get along with his colleagues.