The administration just isn’t offering any recommendations on how to make what would be incredibly unpopular cuts.
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If legislators won’t surrender on education funding, the governor’s threatening to withhold school funding until a hypothetical lawsuit is resolved.
Some legislators walked away feeling that no economic analysis had been done before the budget was submitted to the Legislature.
State Senator-elect Natasha Von Imhof faces up to $17K in fines after an Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) staff investigation found she failed to report some business interests in Public Official Finance Disclosures (POFD).
In June, we looked at how Democrats could wrest power from Republicans in the State Senate, or at least create a bipartisan coalition.
The short version of that story is that, yes, there is a potential path for Democrats to have a role in senate leadership. It requires them winning at least two seats currently held by Republicans and getting at least three more to jump ship and organize with them, letâ€™s not pretend it is the most likely of scenarios. But it is plausible.
Two active primary races, inculding a vigorous three-way contest for the Rs, make this race hard to predict. We give it a shot.
Here are five quick takeaways the rest of the media missed on candidate filing day
Ethan and Bill lose staff, senate races intrigue, and Lisa turns 35-ish. It’s Friday in the Sun
The deadline for candidates to file for office isnâ€™t until June 1, but here are some of the State races that are already drawing our attention.
The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out, and they matter. A lot. Candidates, parties, and flacks are all full oâ€™ bluster and spin about their campaigns and their performance, but pesky statutorily-required campaign finance reports give citizens an unspun window into exactly where things stand. No one can hide from the numbers. They are cold, precise, and ultimately unflinching. To paraphrase the great football coach Bill Parcells, you are what your fundraising numbers say you are.