The key difference between the two is how they treat Eagle River, which will have an impact on how the deeply conservative community is represented in the Legislature.
Unless something wild happens, the Anchorage Assembly is expected to maintain its override margin.
Surprise, the GOP-favored proposal would maintain the deeply conservative Eagle River’s hold onto the driver’s seat of two Senate districts by once again reaching over the Chugach Mountains.
Things are already off to a contentious start.
Murkowski had more to lose in voting against Judge Brown than she had to gain from the already-alienated GOP base.
The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee for the first time in the decade Rep. Andy Josephson has been carrying it.
Neither change should take a significant amount of time or processing power to complete.
Plenty of notes to make for… the next round of redistricting in 2031.
As always, speculating and prognosticating on Alaska politics is second only to speculating and prognosticating on who will be in the race to fill out the remainder of Congressman Don Young’s term in office. Which, hey, that’s the theme of the week!