Patkotak spoke Wednesday with KOTZ Radio about his plans to organize in the House, throwing cold water on the hopes that he might quickly hand them the 21st vote or that he would be an ally at all.
Pruitt looks like he’ll beat Rep. Talerico for shortest time as speaker-elect.
Republicans hoped 2020 would not only expand their numbers but make those numbers more obedient. Neither looks to be happening.
The issue appears to rest with the minority of far-right legislators who are closely aligned with Dunleavy and doubtful over the seriousness of the covid-19 pandemic whether the government should be involved in reducing its toll on human life.
The opponents won’t come running with a legislative solution if either measure is dealt a loss. Instead, we’d expect them to point to the results and claim the people have spoken.
She noted that outside a records request, there’s also no requirement for the governor to volunteer that information, either, and that the Legislature may need to step in if they want the answers public.
With a lack of answers about the timing of the revisions, Rep. Spohnholz said “It’s a scapegoat for bad execution.”
The word “insurmountable” comes to mind.
He will be missed.
“The time for effective action to control the epidemic in Alaska is running out, but it is not too late to prevent a health care crisis.”