The feds have a new report out on aviation safety in Alaska, making the same recommendations the state’s heard for years. The answer is clear. The federal government just seems unwilling to pay for it.
The last round of redistricting lawsuits didn’t do much to answer the question of what precisely a compact, contiguous and relatively socioeconomically integrated district should look like.
The announcement along with pretty much every other statement she’s made in recent months about the race casts shade at her far-right Trump-endorsed opponent: short-time Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka.
If the Alaska Native members didn’t want to sign on in support of a plan they opposed, chair Binkley suggested their names should be removed from the report.
“I will say that there are times when you just have to say the emperor has no clothes and I think today is one of those days.”
“This actually gives Eagle River the opportunity to have more representation,” said drafter Bethany Marcum, the CEO of the conservative Alaska Policy Forum who was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said of her map. “They’re certainly not going to be disenfranchised by this process.”
They’re not terrible.
It’s a hypothetical race that’s far from a certainty but the results provide some interesting insight on how 2022 might play out.
The ruling is set to be in effect at least through January 2022 when the APOC commissioners are set to meet.
The University of Alaska is insulated from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s executive order against the vaccine mandate.