A look behind the scenes.
A shake-up had been rumored for weeks.
The ACLU of Alaska argues that Chief of Staff Tuckerman Babcock gave the game away with his public comments, turning a lawful resignation request into an unconstitutional pledge of allegiance.
Dunleavy said he’s considering a project to put more public land into private ownership, but it would be separate from the PFD.
The Republican legislators ran afoul of the party by caucusing with Democrats.
As the state financial crisis brings Alaska within two weeks of a state government shutdown, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar get a blow-by-blow account of the legislature’s budget battle from the Alaska Dispatch News’ on-the-ground reporter, Nat Herz. Before getting to Nat, Casey and Forrest talk about the shooting at in Washington D.C, the resurrection of the AHCA in the U.S. Senate, and the Alaska GOP’s stunning failure to eject any of the three Homer city council members they were targeting for recall this week.
Political attacks in Juneau have stepped up in the past two weeks. It feels like late October, with a General election around the corner. Of course, thats a long ways away.
Today neighbors of mine, and presumably yours too, began receiving the same mailer from the Alaska Republican Party they get before every election. You know, that yellow “Apply for your absentee ballot” mail piece the GOP has been sending out forever. Of interest to me as a watcher of local politics isn’t that the GOP sent the mailer, it’s the direct pitch to its base about why this election is important and what the choices are. That message is telling.
Sullivan’s family business, Meyer’s ethical conundrums, and Alaska GOP fears Walker. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Yesterday we went negative to close out 2016, but today we go positive. Here are the best things we saw in Alaska politics this year.