In the April 23 episode of Alaska’s most listened to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the state budget gridlock in Juneau, certification of Jim Minnery’s restroom initiative targeting transgender people in Anchorage, why Real ID matters, and a new poll showing how gubernatorial hopefuls might do in their primary races. We are also joined by State Senator Berta Gardner to talk about everything that is happening — or not happening — in the legislature.
Many lawmakers clearly donâ€™t agree with the the Governor, Alaskaâ€™s Future, Plan4Alaska, and our new friends at Our Alaska that Alaskaâ€™s fiscal sky is falling.
Iâ€™ve been curious how average Alaskans, consumed by their daily lives and seemingly uninterested in policy minutiae, were digesting all of this budget talk. Since no broad-based statewide polling has yet been made public, I thought I would attend two very different budget presentations for audiences of opposing political views to see just how those audiences were taking it in.
The Anchorage School Districtâ€™s (ASD) decision to develop a new educational curriculum for junior high and high school aged student focused on the stateâ€™s budget problems is drawing concern from conservative activists.
The summer has seen a lot of effort going into defining the discussion of how to solve Alaska’s fiscal problems. Alaska has a roughly $3.5…