At the meeting of the Assembly’s Rules Committee, both progressive and conservative members said they were troubled by the news and wanted answers.
If there’s one thing to know about an administration with a demonstrated penchant for lying is that you never know when they’re telling the truth.
“You know, this administration is just gaslighting the public,” community council President George Martinez said, per Alaska Public Media. “You don’t move people from a homeless shelter into a park and then call them campers… and think no one sees that. We know what it is.”
Beyond the battle over twisted budget numbers and property taxes, Bronson’s core assertion here is that the Anchorage city government is bloated and has room for continued cuts. It’s a classic line from conservatives promising easy fixes for difficult problems, but it becomes particularly strained when you, well, look around the city and wonder if this is really what an apparently bloated city budget gets us.
Unless something wild happens, the Anchorage Assembly is expected to maintain its override margin.
The lies that led to violence on Jan. 6 are continuing to fuel far-right efforts to “reform” Alaska’s elections and “place trust back into the election process.” If they were serious about truly restoring faith in the elections, they’d take a good hard look in the mirror. But, of course, they’re not.
Cases are up but testing is way, way down.
But don’t worry, an account from a not-exactly-truthful press office says everything’s fine and that “Anchorage’s water supply remains safe for public consumption.”
There’s reason to take the latest allegations with a grain of salt but also reason to worry there might be one more fire contributing to all the smoke coming from city hall.
It’s largely a masterclass in manipulation: I’m letting you in on a secret; They are not telling you the truth; We’re just pursuing the Truth.