Archive of: Alaska Politics

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September Issue 5 2012

Familiar faces will return, but Senate could get makeover

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.

September Issue 5 2012

$453.5M in transportation bonds on ballot

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.

September Issue 5 2012

Oil tax reform will play major role in general election

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.

September Issue 3 2012

Group argues need for tax changes

Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles says lawmakers shouldn't come home from Juneau next year without changing the state's oil tax structure.

September Issue 3 2012

Treadwell certifies ballot measures

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has certified the results of the two ballot measures on last month's primary ballot.

Focusing on business big and small during August recess September Issue 3 2012

Focusing on business big and small during August recess

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.

September Issue 2 2012

EDITORIAL: Alaskans do their part to help economic climate

Although some candidates no doubt disagree, Alaskan voters got it right Aug. 28.

Incumbents Menard, Wagoner defeated; Davis eeks out win September Issue 1 2012

Incumbents Menard, Wagoner defeated; Davis eeks out win

With most ballots tallied, Alaska’s Aug. 28 primary results will send a couple newcomers to the state Senate and set up tough matches for incumbents in the Nov. 6 general election.

Cissna wins Democratic House primary to face Young September Issue 1 2012

Cissna wins Democratic House primary to face Young

Sharon Cissna, a state House Democrat from Anchorage, will try to unseat U.S. Rep. Don Young in the November election.

Coastal management initiative fails by a heavy margin September Issue 1 2012

Coastal management initiative fails by a heavy margin

The ballot proposition that would have reestablished a state coastal management program in Alaska was heavily defeated by voters in the state’s primary election held Aug. 28.