January 2017

Are Alaska Democrats Raising Money To Defend Rogue Republicans?

The Alaska Republican Party has openly declared war on three Republican state house members — Gabby LeDoux, Paul Seaton and Louise Stutes — who crossed party lines to form a bi-partisan House majority. Now Democrats are raising money on the premise those funds will be used to defend the three.

Sen. Murkowski Announces Committee Assignments

Senator Murkowski is retaining her assignments on the Energy and Natural Resources, Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees – all key positions for Alaska’s unique needs.

Americans Doubt Trump Can Be Effective

It seems to me President-elect Donald Trump comes into office in a pretty strong position. He has friendly majorities in both houses of congress and can immediately appoint one justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Gallup, however, he comes into office enjoying historically low confidence from the American people in his ability to handle the duties of the presidency.

The Midnight Sun Podcast (January 1)

In our January 1 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by current State Senate President Kevin Meyer to discuss the senate’s position on the state budget, his proposed bill to end state legislator sponsored PACs, and his general antipathy for Senator Peter Micciche.