Anchorage election workers have added more than 31,000 ballots to the tally today, bringing the total votes counted to 41,826 or about 72% of the ballots that officials had in hand on Tuesday night.
The results could, obviously, shift as more ballots are counted but it’s an early sign that recent gains for Anchorage progressives—reflected both on the Anchorage Assembly and in legislative representation—aren’t going anywhere soon.
As it currently stands the state could miss out about a third of the federal funds, a combined $129.5 million, because of the cuts to the University of Alaska.
Retired Colonel Jim Cockrell’s appointment to the commissioner’s office of the Department of Public Safety was announced by the governor today at a meeting with troopers in Kenai. He replaces former Commissioner Amanda Price, who resigned abruptly earlier this year amid a dispute with the Dunleavy administration over personnel decisions.
Typically, legislators would be starting to think about perhaps starting to maybe wrap things up. Instead, it’s a situation best described as quiet chaos with no certain end in sight.
This vaccine thing is no joke.
The Department of Administration’s proposal to shutter six Department of Motor Vehicles offices has already been rejected by a House budget panel, and now legislators are seeking stronger protections to ensure the offices stay open.
As long as Dunleavy stands in the way to durable solutions, Alaska’s financial woes will continue.
Tshibaka, who’s avoided accountability and oversight while working for the Dunleavy administration, says she’s running because “The D.C. insiders need to be held accountable to us.”