Alaska’s senior senator, Lisa Murkowski, voted against the confirmation as she promised to do last week. Here is her statement on the vote.
Someone broke into the Anchorage congressional offices of Alaska Congressman Don Young late Wednesday night.
David Nees thought he had found an interesting loophole in Anchorage municipal code when he discovered there’s no provision that specifically prevents someone from running for two local offices at the same time. He then filed separate paperwork to run for both the Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board in this spring’s election.
Anchorage Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones didn’t take kindly to him doing so, telling Nees a local candidate can’t run for two offices at the same time.
The Senate is poised to make history this week with Vice President Mike Pence expected to have to break a tie on a Cabinet nominee.
In our February 5 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s decision to vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos before moving on to a fiery conversation about whether Rep. Dean Westlake’s bill to establish Indigenous People’s Day on the same day as Columbus Day is a good idea. We are also joined by State Senator Mia Costello to discuss the intersection between the state budget and economy, her bill to let Uber-like companies into the Alaska market, and how crime reform passed last year itself needs reform.
Bill Evans dumps his party, David Nees dumped from the ballot and liberal activists need to dump their message. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
In this special edition of the podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the fight over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation with attorney and tribal activist Redwolf Pope.
Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that she will vote “no” when the Senate takes the final vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education.
The election to be the next governor of Alaska is still 21 months away, but the dynamics that will determine who wins the race are being established now.