The Alaska Republican Party wants to require drug testing for welfare recipients. That’s one of the new planks it added to the party platform at its convention in Fairbanks over the weekend.
Tuckerman Babcock, a longtime Republican strategist and former aide to Gov. Wally Hickel, is the new chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Babcock won the spot at the state GOP convention in Fairbanks Saturday. He beat Fairbanks attorney Ann Brown. Convention participants also changed party rules to end the term of the prior chair, Peter…
Senate Bill 91 is one of the most hotly debated bills of the session.
“A one candidate shift I don’t think it’ll make a difference. But five? That could make a difference,” said GOP chairman Peter Goldberg regarding Donald Trump’s delegate count.
“Suffice to say Alaska, the massive state with such a small population, might have a bigger influence on the selection for the Republican nominee for the presidency, than you might think,” said GOP Chairman Peter Goldberg.
If Donald Trump doesn’t have the presidential nomination in the bag by July, the Republican National Convention could be the most exciting it’s been in decades. Alaska Republicans will meet in Fairbanks this week to choose 28 delegates to send to the convention in Cleveland.
Money is the lifeblood of a political campaign, and if a legal challenge to Alaska’s campaign contribution limits succeeds, there could be more of it.
“We have zero ability to bond and help the Port of Anchorage,” said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon.
In the end-of-session flurry of lawmaking, some strange things happen, especially at the tail end of marathon sessions.
“I think people made the case on radio that it was very important to rural Alaska,” Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said in an interview after the meeting. He added: “TV, not so much.”