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.
High times for Mayor Dan, victory for Ashley Reed, and faculty flak for Jim Johnson. It’s Friday in the Sun!
Klain knows the rules of politics, well at least the pre-Trump rules. In this fascinating Politico piece, he outlines the old rules Trump has rewritten. You know, things like get your facts straight, never explain and always apologize.
With election season over and the legislature set to reconvene next Tuesday, Rep. Tammie Wilson is renewing her criticism of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Office of Children Services (OCS) because of what she views as overzealous actions in separating children from families.
Late last night the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to begin the process of repealing Obamacare by a vote of 51-48. That vote didn’t actually repeal ObamaCare, it just got things going in Congress.
Here is what Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had to say on the move.
As Goddard points out, support for limited government and free-market capitalism used to be defining characteristics of what it meant to be Republican. For months now I have watched as Republicans and self-described conservatives contorted their minds into logic pretzels in order to justify their anger at not getting all the free money from the government they are owed from the Permanent Fund.
This morning Sen. Lisa Murkowski went on cable channel CNBC to explain why she supports a slower process for repealing Obamacare than what is supported by Republican congressional leadership and President-elect Trump.
That LeDoux can apparently now do both has raised concern with some legislators because she now occupies the powerful post of House Rules Committee Chair. In that position, she can control which bills get to the floor of the House for a vote and which die without ever being considered by the full body.
Governor Bill Walker today announced the hiring of highly successfully local political consultant John-Henry Heckendorn to serve as a Special Assistant to the Governor.
Today, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and four other Senators introduced a measure that would slow, and they say improve, the process for repealing the Affordable Care Act.