Archive of: Alaska Politics

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Unsustainable operating budget threatens state savings September Issue 2 2014

Unsustainable operating budget threatens state savings

These are uncertain times for Alaska. Public spending is a big part of our economy and the state government is running billion-dollar-plus deficits. If things continue as they are, we could be out of cash in six or seven years.

Walker, Mallott combine tickets against Parnell September Issue 1 2014

Walker, Mallott combine tickets against Parnell

In a decision that shocked Alaska’s political world, independent governor candidate Bill Walker and Democrat candidate Byron Mallott joined forces in a self-proclaimed “unity” ticket against incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.

Begich campaign drops attack ad after family protests September Issue 1 2014

Begich campaign drops attack ad after family protests

JUNEAU — Television ads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.

After tax vote, what should Alaskans watch for? August Issue 5 2014

After tax vote, what should Alaskans watch for?

With the divisive debate over oil taxes behind us, for now at least, what should Alaskans watch for? Getting new oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is the most important thing. Alaskans should also closely watch how the new tax performs in terms of revenue.