the budget

Rodell says firing was ‘political retribution’ as Dunleavy maintains claim of ignorance

The comments mark the first time that Rodell has spoken publicly about the firing, which took many by surprise given the fund’s strong performance under her management. Rodell’s accusations that politics had something to do with her firing aligns with much of the chatter about the abrupt firing. There’s been broad bipartisan interest in the Legislature to get to the bottom of the firing, which includes am Alaska Legislative and Budget Committee hearing planned for next Monday, the day before the start of the 2022 legislative session.

RETTIG: Oil, it’s time to date other people

You can almost hear the sighs of relief across Alaska each time oil prices tick up. This is good for Alaska, right? Actually, no. Because instead of forcing us to diversify our economy. This blip allows us to kick back, relax, and continue our monogamous relationship with oil–when we really need to be dating around.