At a convention, the state constitution may be amended or revised, subject to approval by the voters.
The ads, some labeled as satire, are targeted at many of the closest state House and Senate races.
For first-time candidates, it’s a major time commitment to put together a platform, knock on doors and hold events — usually on top of a day job.
Opponents say the agriculture project is a form of industrialized farming that will deplete the land and disrupt its ecology.
In both chambers, political observers are wondering if enough like-minded Republicans will get elected to form a majority, or if there will be coalition majorities of moderate Republicans, Democrats and independents.
Alaska is at the forefront of climate change in the U.S. — it’s warming faster than any other state, and more than 60% of Alaskans say it’s an issue they’re concerned about.
Sheffield, a Democrat, served a single term from 1982 to 1986 before a near-impeachment and the 1980s oil crash foiled his re-election chances.
Nearly all of the seats in the Alaska Legislature are up for reelection this year, so the makeup of the state House and Senate could look a lot different next session.
The sharp increase in housing costs isn’t isolated to Alaska but has been exacerbated here by a decline in new-home construction. Here’s what Alaska’s governor candidates say they would do, if elected, to deal with the state housing shortage.
Alaska Division of Elections officials say they have a solid system of checks and balances in place that have long proved that state elections are fair, honest and secure. But misinformation, skepticism and hostility around election integrity are taking their toll on Alaska election workers.