Archive of: Alaska Politics



November Issue 1 2012

Key state legislative contests highly volatile as races go down to the wire

Outcomes of key state House and Senate races are highly uncertain in the final days of Alaska’s general election, and Democrats are raising and spending more money in the heated final weeks leading up to Nov. 6.

November Issue 1 2012

Editorial: Sit, Hollis! Bad senator!

A recent campaign ad run by state Sen. Hollis French comparing oil companies to his dog pretty much sums up everything that’s been wrong with the discussion over reforming Alaska’s oil taxes for the last two years.

War of words between Dems, GOP as election nears November Issue 1 2012

War of words between Dems, GOP as election nears

JUNEAU (AP) — The state Republican Party is accusing House Democrats of wanting to take Alaskans’ permanent fund dividends to pay for more government.

October Issue 4 2012

Commentary: Cuts, tax reform, investments needed to tackle deficit

Over the last two weeks, I have met with Alaskans from all over the state. Whether it’s at a town hall meeting or the grocery store, Alaskans often come around to the same two questions: How did we as a country get into this trillion-dollar deficit mess? How do we get out of it?

October Issue 3 2012

Electronic voting available

Early voting in Alaska has begun for next month's general election, and voters now can receive and return their ballots electronically.

October Issue 3 2012

Audit looks at Alaska film tax-credit program

A legislative audit report finds Alaska's film tax-credit program has had a positive economic impact but does not pay for itself.

October Issue 2 2012

Registered voters up across political parties

The ranks of registered voters have grown in all Alaska political parties since the August primary.

October Issue 2 2012

Begich part of delegation in Israel

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is in Israel on a fact-finding trip.

October Issue 2 2012

State wants study of Medicaid expansion costs

The state is soliciting proposals for a study on the cost of Medicaid expansion in Alaska.

Alaska Democrats’ new website targets Parnell, oil taxes October Issue 2 2012

Alaska Democrats’ new website targets Parnell, oil taxes

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.”