“The more it looks like you’re just trying to send your kid to private school and get subsidized by the state, I think that’s when you start getting into unconstitutional territory,” said Deputy Attorney General Cori Mills, who wrote the opinion.
Nearly half of all the money that came into the gubernatorial race came from contributions that would have exceeded the defunct campaign contribution limits.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said this week that she is likely to vote in favor of a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights, joining four other Republicans and raising the likelihood that the measure can overcome a Senate filibuster.
With the new school year approaching, school districts throughout the state are struggling to properly staff schools and classrooms. The national teacher shortage, which pre-dates the pandemic, is uniquely felt in Alaska, which has historically relied on recruiting teachers from the Lower 48.
Those vacancies have canceled ferries, slowed state services and have created worries at the Permanent Fund Corp.
“You know, this administration is just gaslighting the public,” community council President George Martinez said, per Alaska Public Media. “You don’t move people from a homeless shelter into a park and then call them campers… and think no one sees that. We know what it is.”
Birders traveling to Alaska spent about $378 million in 2016, supporting about 4,300 jobs, totals similar to those for the state’s mining and telecommunications industries, said the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE.
It’s a wonky and technical lawsuit that could have a big impact on the state’s savings accounts down the road. Far down the road.
Beyond the battle over twisted budget numbers and property taxes, Bronson’s core assertion here is that the Anchorage city government is bloated and has room for continued cuts. It’s a classic line from conservatives promising easy fixes for difficult problems, but it becomes particularly strained when you, well, look around the city and wonder if this is really what an apparently bloated city budget gets us.
In a filing this month, attorneys representing Ahtna Inc. said the state is arguing a position that — if upheld by a federal judge — could overturn the famed Katie John decisions that confirmed preferential subsistence hunting and fishing rights for rural Alaskans on federal lands and waters here.