Legislative News

When is it legitimate to take advantage of another's hardship (opinion) - Inside Higher Ed

Sun, 2019-08-25 23:07
When is it legitimate to take advantage of another's hardship (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

In Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire, the character Blanche DuBois says, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” It's a nice ...

The Sunday Minefield - August 25, 2019 - Alaska Landmine

Sun, 2019-08-25 18:38
The Sunday Minefield - August 25, 2019  Alaska Landmine

The record heat and fires continue around much of Alaska. Hopefully this heat will soon come to an end. Luckily, next weekend is Labor Day weekend – the ...

Alaska budget cuts to rely on expected Medicaid savings - Raleigh News & Observer

Sun, 2019-08-25 13:46
Alaska budget cuts to rely on expected Medicaid savings  Raleigh News & Observer

A majority of the overall budget cut by Alaska's governor is expected to come from Medicaid.

Dueling petitions at the Alaska State Fair to recall, support the governor - KTUU.com

Sun, 2019-08-25 12:46
Dueling petitions at the Alaska State Fair to recall, support the governor  KTUU.com

The Alaska State Fair is not free from politics. On opposite sides of the fairground, booths have been set up to recall Gov. Michael Dunleavy and to also show ...

The future of the PFD: A smaller 2019 dividend is wise; now let's look at the formula - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-08-25 05:00
The future of the PFD: A smaller 2019 dividend is wise; now let's look at the formula  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

News-Miner opinion: Gov. Mike Dunleavy's decision to relent on his demand for a $3000 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year has no doubt upset his ...

Our View: Maine presidential primary should use ranked-choice voting - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sun, 2019-08-25 00:00
Our View: Maine presidential primary should use ranked-choice voting  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The most confusing aspect of the system is the on-again-off-again way that it's used in some races but not others.

Our View: Maine presidential primary should use ranked-choice voting - Press Herald

Sun, 2019-08-25 00:00
Our View: Maine presidential primary should use ranked-choice voting  Press Herald

Maine was the first state to use ranked-choice voting in elections with three or more candidates, but we probably won't be the last. Next year six states – Alaska, ...

Republicans violate Party rules in bizarre meeting to fill vacant Senate seat - Alaska Landmine

Sat, 2019-08-24 19:32
Republicans violate Party rules in bizarre meeting to fill vacant Senate seat  Alaska Landmine

By now you have probably heard the three names that Republicans in Districts 25 and 26 sent to Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) to choose from to fill the ...

Governor who only reads headlines declares war on media - Anchorage Press

Sat, 2019-08-24 13:48
Governor who only reads headlines declares war on media  Anchorage Press

Governor Dunleavy has decided he will go directly to the people on his Facebook page AK GOV PRESS. “If the press isn't going to get it right…” he declared as.

Educational changes will happen through local involvement - Must Read Alaska

Sat, 2019-08-24 13:33
Educational changes will happen through local involvement  Must Read Alaska

By WIN GRUENING SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR. Much of the consternation about proposed state budget vetoes this year centers around those related to ...

Board of Forestry to hold meeting Wednesday | Local News - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sat, 2019-08-24 05:00
Board of Forestry to hold meeting Wednesday | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The public is invited to participate in a Board of Forestry teleconference from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to discuss statewide forestry issues. The meeting ...

After yanking dental care for poor, Dunleavy seeks dental director for poor - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sat, 2019-08-24 05:00
After yanking dental care for poor, Dunleavy seeks dental director for poor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

More importantly, Dunleavy's veto means the end of a program that has been helping people keep their teeth since it was signed by former Gov.

Gov. Dunleavy targets the Alaska media | Local News Stories - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Fri, 2019-08-23 22:24
Gov. Dunleavy targets the Alaska media | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has decided he will go directly to the people on his Facebook page AK GOV PRESS. “If the press isn't going to get it right…,” he declared.

Even before vetoes, poll by anti-tax Gov. Dunleavy shows Alaskans, narrowly, favoring more taxes - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-08-23 18:05
Even before vetoes, poll by anti-tax Gov. Dunleavy shows Alaskans, narrowly, favoring more taxes  Alaska Public Media News

A newly-released poll commissioned by Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office found that a narrow majority of respondents support raising taxes to help ...

Alaska State Fair and Parade is 'recall' battleground - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-08-23 17:18
Alaska State Fair and Parade is 'recall' battleground  Must Read Alaska

TRYING TO REVERSE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION IN THE HEART OF DUNLEAVY COUNTRY. The Recall Dunleavy group will be out and about on ...

The importance of legal counsel in ending Alaska's domestic violence epidemic - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:17
The importance of legal counsel in ending Alaska's domestic violence epidemic  The Arctic Sounder

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's red-pen cut of all state funding to Alaska Legal Services Corp., or ALSC, which helps provide essential legal services to domestic violence ...

Dunleavy administration denies records request on Amanda Price report - Alaska Landmine

Fri, 2019-08-23 14:25
Dunleavy administration denies records request on Amanda Price report  Alaska Landmine

The Dunleavy administration has officially denied my records request for the report that Amy Demboski compiled on Amanda Price. At the time, Demboski was ...

Once vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska's arts council is back in the budget - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-08-23 11:47
Once vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska's arts council is back in the budget  Alaska Public Media News

When Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed the state's final operating budget earlier this week, he repeated his earlier vetoes for many state programs and agencies.

Budget cuts rely on Medicaid savings that will be difficult to achieve - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-08-23 10:58
Budget cuts rely on Medicaid savings that will be difficult to achieve  Alaska Public Media News

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made cutting government a centerpiece of his administration. But much of the biggest cut he made to this year's budget may not be a cut ...

Governor vetoes budget patch for ferries - Skagwaynews

Fri, 2019-08-23 10:21
Governor vetoes budget patch for ferries  Skagwaynews

Aug 23, 2019 | Headlines, News, State. By Leigh Armstrong. Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed additional funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System that was ...

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