Gov. Mike Dunleavy is a notable exception among Republicans, saying in an interview earlier this month that he will not advise Alaskans to vote for or against the convention. Despite that stance, Dunleavy voiced many of the talking points espoused by the new vote-yes group.
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There’s no immediate effect on state finances, but continued losses would reduce available cash for services and dividends.
Kelly Tshibaka gets it wrong. Again. In Tshibaka’s own words she clearly said she wants to make receiving birth control pills by mail illegal.
A lot can and will change over the next three months—and it’s entirely possible that a single fundraiser will close some of these gaps—but it’s a good look at the state of the race for the Alaska Legislature, which will go a long way to determining what kind of policies we see take shape in Alaska over the next two years on everything from the state’s budget, the dividend and abortion.
In very broad strokes, Democrats and progressive independents hold advantages in every race that’s competitive.
Critics estimate the convention would cost between $17 million and $20 million.
Sixteen other names are on the ballot. When asked who the fourth candidate will be, most political insiders didn’t know or hadn’t given it much thought. But a few names float to the top.
“The more it looks like you’re just trying to send your kid to private school and get subsidized by the state, I think that’s when you start getting into unconstitutional territory,” said Deputy Attorney General Cori Mills, who wrote the opinion.
Nearly half of all the money that came into the gubernatorial race came from contributions that would have exceeded the defunct campaign contribution limits.