Many lawmakers clearly donâ€™t agree with the the Governor, Alaskaâ€™s Future, Plan4Alaska, and our new friends at Our Alaska that Alaskaâ€™s fiscal sky is falling.
The Alaska Senate Democrats and Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition have outlined the proposal for a Caucus of the Whole in a letter that has been delivered to Senate President Kevin Meyer and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault.
Now these conservative groups are not simply happy to take the PFD, they are its champions? Iâ€™d challenge any of those groups to define for me, please, exactly what conservative or Republican principle is furthered by preserving the PFD? Government handouts are good, so long as they are Alaska government handouts? The conservative hypocrisy is alarming.
Don Hadley will be ending his run for East Anchorage Assembly and instead will focus on a bid for the state house seat currently held by Rep. Max Gruenberg.
Virtually every Republican legislator is messaging via newsletter, committee-question time, or posting a video on Facebook of some version of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeckâ€™s line â€œthe price of admission for new revenues is significant cuts.â€ But what is â€œsignificantâ€ or â€œmeaningfulâ€ when it comes to budget cuts?
Hillary Morgan has sent an email to supporters saying she will be dropping out of her run for the East Anchorage/Hillside state senate seat.
During todayâ€™s Senate Majority press availability, KTVA reporter Liz Raines asked a question we told you about in our Friday in the Sun. Senator Bill Stoltze has been pushing the idea of putting any changes to the Permanent Fund on the fall ballot as a constitutional amendment.
â€œIf this feels slightly familiar, it might be because Detroit did its own $1.4 billion pension bond deal in 2005. Ultimately, the bet was a disaster.”
Wednesday the Alaska State Senate Majority released the results of their own online poll of state policy issues . The poll primarily focuses on fiscal issues, but also includes questions on daylight savings time and school choice.
Rep. Les Gara put out his newsletter today, a fiery push back against the efforts of GCI President Ron Duncan to sway legislators into adopting his vision of a sustainable fiscal framework for the state of Alaska.