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Some Legislators Spend A lot Of Our Money….On Themselves

There are some legislators that just don’t care. They spend our money with reckless abandon. They think they’re badasses, flying over here and over there, pocketing all the money we give them for office expenses, charging us more to relocate them than it would cost to just buy them a new car in Juneau. And they are crazy. They think they can bilk the good people of Alaska for it all and we won’t even notice.



Friday in the Sun!!! (Jan 29)

Who is Mark Schimscheimer, where is Tony Hopfinger, when will we see LGBT rights repealers, and how will legislators find a way out of voting for new revenues? Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!




10 Takeaways from Rasmuson’s State Budget Polling

In a “lunch and learn” session sponsored by the House Finance Committee Rasmuson Board Chairman Jeff Cook and President and CEO DIanne Kaplan walked state legislators through polling they had conducted with the help of polling firm Strategies 360 between January 3-10 on state budget issues.

Here is our quick breakdown of the 10 takeaways from that pressentation.



S & P Downgrade Roundup

Standard and Poor’s has dropped Alaska’s credit rating from AAA to AA+.

Here is roundup of the statements about the downgrade from elected officials, business groups, and other pertinent entities.


Governor Walker To Play Better With Legislature

As the start of the next legislative session nears Jan. 19, the governor said he has made plans this year to meet with the leaders of the House and Senate Finance and Resources committees every two weeks, “because just about everything goes through Resources or Finance,” as a way to improve communication between executive and legislative branches, he said.