Begich said the measure is particularly warranted because the economic impacts of the pandemic have largely fallen on low-wage workers, who are still unemployed at a far higher rate than high-wage workers.
That the seat went to the one Democrat in the Republican majority is actually the very model of bipartisanship, argued Sen. Mia Costello.
Micciche was among legislators who spent the summer attending in-person fundraisers.
It created an “unnecessary rift,” he said.
Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, has offered to personally pay for the Nome meeting—as long as they remove all the requirements of attendees.
“There’s an ad paid for by the Alaska Republican Party running right now that is false, despicable and speaks to both a lack of integrity and the bankrupt and dishonest approach of the paid ads for Mike Dunleavy. The ad asserts Mark Begich, my brother, was born with a silver spoon. Really?”
On a party line vote, the committee advanced the bill without amendments or answers to the many questions raised during the hearing.
Tomorrow is election day in Anchorage. At this point in most election cycles, visible campaign activity tends to spike as much as tensions between competing campaigns.
Gabby and Charisse fight, Begich comforts Dems, and Nees steps in and then goes off. It’s Friday in the Sun!
Since this is the first day back at work for many of you, I thought we’d kick off 2017 with some New Year’s resolutions we imagine some elected officials, institutions, and politicos might — or should — have considered.