Despite not being up for reelection this cycle, the political action committees aligned with Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski continue to raise and spend money.
The high court’s decision not to hear a challenge brought by the state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association means the state of Alaska has the only pending lawsuit against the Clinton-era roadless rule.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has received a total of $4.5 million for educational programs and the Walter Soboleff Center to be built in downtown Juneau.
Sen. Murkowski is working for a federal task force to address tsunami debris.
Congress is preparing a six-month stop gap funding bill. It should keep the government afloat until the end of March, and avoid any potential for a government shutdown before the election.
More than 800 military vets attended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs first ever “Stand Down” in Southeast Alaska last week.
“Stand Down” events are designed to provide services to veterans, especially homeless vets and vets in need. The Juneau event will feature information about VA services, as well as thirteen local nonprofits and Native groups.
The state of Alaska is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to locate a site for a deep water port.
Yesterday, state attorneys filed a challenge to the federal Voting Rights Act in district court in Washington, DC.
Earmarks are the local pet projects of lawmakers that the federal government pays for. There’s political chatter in Washington, D.C. that Congress may alter its self-imposed ban on them come January, but it’s unlikely to revert back to rampant times of the earlier part of this century.