Stutes was elected on a 21-19 vote after a lone party-line Republican broke ranks to support the moderate Republican member of the House bipartisan coalition.
The money would restore 12-months of “basic, minimal service.”
Today’s roundup will cap off the races for the Alaska House with an independent-heavy day going from Kenai to Southeast and back out to Western Alaska.
A last-minute amendment by a former bar owner targeting distilleries and breweries snarled a fix to the distillery the cocktail issue and years of negotiations on alcohol laws.
The state says there are plenty of ironclad reasons to bar the Alaska Republican Party from cherry-picking primary candidates.
The Republican legislators ran afoul of the party by caucusing with Democrats.
The Alaska Republican Party has openly declared war on three Republican state house members — Gabby LeDoux, Paul Seaton and Louise Stutes — who crossed party lines to form a bi-partisan House majority. Now Democrats are raising money on the premise those funds will be used to defend the three.
Remember yesterday when we told you the new bipartisan House Majority updated the roster of their member’s committee assignments? Well, that was true, but…
They aren’t the biggest or most impactful moves we’ve ever seen at the Alaska State Legislature, but the House Majority today released a new committee assignment roster and there have been changes.
The main media attention focused on the censure and withdrawal of party support for three Republican legislators who have organized with Democrats in the State House. That may be the sexy headline for mass consumption, but we here at The Midnight Sun prefer to dig deeper into the political ramifications from such a gathering that may go largely undocumented by the mainstream media.