Tuesday’s primary is Alaska’s first election since House districts have been redrawn.
Juneau’s legislative delegation would’ve been excused if they took it easy this summer, instead they stayed busy by reaching out to new communities in their districts, volunteering for other campaigns, and doing constituent service.
If approved, Measure 2 would restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program — a federally funded state agency that operated smoothly, and with little fanfare, for more than 30 years before legislators and the Parnell administration failed to reach a deal to reauthorize it in 2011.
Alaska’s governor has asked U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reconsider a plan to let states seek major changes in how they meet federal welfare-to-work requirements.
Yesterday, state attorneys filed a challenge to the federal Voting Rights Act in district court in Washington, DC.
Gov. Sean Parnell took to social media Tuesday to reiterate his call for lower oil production taxes.
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has refused to consider a complaint over campaign ads against the group “Vote No on 2″ on an expedited basis.
The groups sparring over a ballot measure to restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program traded barbs today (Friday), accusing each other of campaign disclosure violations.
The group behind a ballot measure to restore Alaska’s Coastal Management Program says the “Vote No on 2″ TV ads feature outdated information about the campaign’s top three contributors, and don’t audibly name those donors as required by the law.
The state of Alaska in September will ask the federal government to approve new education standards to replace the so-called No Child Left Behind program.