Flat funding, they argue, is the same as a cut amid rapidly rising inflation.
It’s the first time a mostly Republican majority has held the chamber since 2017.
It’s starting to feel like the early 2010s around the Alaska Legislature! The Senate is helmed by a bipartisan supermajority led by Senate President Gary…
The art of demanding a compromise without offering compromise.
The split 2-1 decision clears the way for the Anchorage Democrat to be sworn in next Tuesday.
In briefings provided to the Alaska Supreme Court, Vazquez’s attorney Stacey Stone argues that the ruling was made in “complete defiance” of the case law on residency in Alaska.
Alaska’s public employee retirement system, which transitioned from a traditional pension system to a 401K-style retirement plan in the mid-2000s, has been a source of a significant amount of heartburn in recent years as the state has struggled to retain employees in just about every field with other states lure employees away with the promise of long-term certainty.
Judge Walker disagreed with the challengers’ assertions, ruling Armstrong became a resident the moment she decided to make Alaska her home.
Randall Kowalke, the plaintiff who brought the case, said the ruling showed the Oath Keepers are dangerous, but that Eastman had “enough plausible deniability to escape disqualification.”