The HEROES Act would extend the $600 weekly benefits through next January.
A coalition of more than two dozen organizations gathered for a press conference Wednesday in Anchorage under the moniker “Save Our State.”
One of the biggest ideological fractures complicating this year’s legislative session is within the Alaska Republican Party. And that’s creating some strange bedfellows.
Dunleavy’s shifting positions on budget cuts have left critics fuming. They argue that the governor made dubious claims on the campaign trail that were never debunked by a weakened mainstream media.
Beltrami wants Walker and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich to reach an agreement that would leave only one of them in the race for governor.
There were no changes in the state Senate.
The Anchorage race between Republican Cathy Giessel and independent Vince Beltrami could help determine the balance of power in the state Senate, and how Alaska takes on its fiscal crisis.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has two new Democratic challengers: UAA professor Edgar Blatchford and former legislator Ray Metcalfe. Both men have Republican roots.
When the Republican-led Legislature went into overtime last week, they knocked a set of citizen’s initiatives onto an already packed November ballot.
The Alaska AFL-CIO endorsed the Democrat this week, more than a year and a half before voters go to the polls.