It will be interesting to see how much Alaska’s congressional delegation has to say on the subject when they return home for a weeklong recess next week.
Yesterday we learned the full slate of candidates running for local office in Anchorage this spring. Now we can begin looking at how those campaigns…
Today at 5 PM was the deadline for candidates filed to run for local office to drop out and have their names taken off the ballot.
Friday was the deadline to file for local office in Anchorage, but the deadline for filed candidates to drop out and have their names not appear on the ballot isn’t until today at 5 PM.
The period between the two deadlines allows local power brokers and political parties to ensure there aren’t two candidates of similar political perspective drawing from the same voter pool, making either of their election less likely.
Senator Lisa Murkowski is once again acting as a political speed bump Pres. Donald Trump’s agenda. Fresh off her vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, Alaska’s senior senator is signaling her willingness to stand in the way of filling another cabinet post. This time it’s Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.
In the wake of a national uproar over Pres. Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration and refugees, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Anchorage School District Superintendant Deena Bishop jointly released the following statement Friday afternoon clarifying the school district’s policy towards checking the immigration status of children in Anchorage schools.
Former Assemblyman and State Senator Fred Dyson registered today with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for the Chugiak/Eagle River seat on the Anchorage Assembly.
Assembly races shake out, Demboski goes after Giessel, and Tarr just looses it, It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Friday night was an interesting exercise in what my old political science professors would call “interest articulation.” That’s fancy academic talk for how those in a society tell their leaders what they want to see happen.
At today’s White House press briefing, RCP’s Alexis Simendinger asked press secretary Sean Spicer about how President Trump will respond to the two Republican senators who voted against his new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.