JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Democrats have launched a new website, hailing members of their party who opposed Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax-cut plans as “Senate heroes.”
The deadline to register to vote for next month's general election is Sunday.
Our recent primary election mustered a bare 25 percent voter turnout, lower than our usual mid-30 percent range, but not a record low. While 25 percent is embarrassing, it’s not quite as bad as it looks, because federal law requires voters be maintained on the rolls despite the fact they have not voted in recent years.
Voters will be asked in November to approve $453.5 million in new state general obligation bonds for port and highway projects around the state.
JUNEAU (AP) — With elections that will decide the makeup of Alaska’s Senate less than two months away, the ads have already started, and groups are weighing in on an issue that’s overshadowed all others in recent sessions at the state Capitol: oil taxes.
Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles says lawmakers shouldn't come home from Juneau next year without changing the state's oil tax structure.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has certified the results of the two ballot measures on last month's primary ballot.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of reports by the Congressional delegation on the August recess. Rep. Don Young’s will run in our Sept. 23 issue.
Although some candidates no doubt disagree, Alaskan voters got it right Aug. 28.