The Senate’s health care bill continues to put Alaska’s Senior Senator, Lisa Murkowski, in the national spotlight as one the bill’s must-have votes. Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the politics of the situation and then we invite in Becky Hultberg from the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association to tell us how the policies in the bill will affect Alaskans. We also delve into the state legislature’s remaining work to be done on oil and gas tax credits and recent polling being done in Anchorage that may illuminate April’s mayoral election.
Speculating on rumors and gossip surrounding Alaska politics is a time-honored tradition. It’s time for our weekly trip through the grand, gross, weird, wild and wonderful world of Alaska politics.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has had enough of President Donald Trump’s tweets. This morning, the president descended into his latest Twitter feud by going after…
U.S. Sens. Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have so far declined to say whether they’ll vote for a bill, but both said they supported Tuesday’s delay.
Emily Gee, a health economist at the Center for American Progress, breaks down the Senate health care bill’s impacts on Alaska.
Only 18 percent of surveyed Alaskans said the House health care bill is a good idea. A majority of Alaskans–51 percent–said it’s a bad idea.
Alaska’s perilous finances could make Medicaid expansion unaffordable when the feds cut funding in 2021, but a policy change could spell doom in 2020.
With the Senate’s new health care bill and the Legislature’s budget deal dominating Alaskan politics, that is right where Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar dive in. First, we talk with Rep. Ivy Spohnholz about how the state operating budget deal came together and what made it in. Then Disability Law Center of Alaska Legal Director Mark Regan joins us for a detailed discussion what the new health care bill looks like and whether Alaska’s Senior Senator Lisa Murkowski will be able to find enough to like for it to get her vote.
Speculating on rumors and gossip surrounding Alaska politics is a time-honored tradition. It’s time for our weekly trip through the grand, gross, weird, wild and wonderful world of Alaska politics. It’s time for Friday in the Sun.
The deal also includes $57 million for this year’s payment on oil and gas tax credits. Legislators say it should be approved by both chambers tonight.