Photo courtesy Education Specialist, Flickr, June 23, 2008

The Federal Subsistence Board met here in Anchorage Jan. 21 – 23 at the Dena’ina Center. During the meeting, it entertained three proposals for subsistence fishing in SouthCentral Alaska. Two proposals for a pair of gill net locations across the Kenai and one for a set net location across the upper Kasilof were approved.

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Representative Harriet Drummond (D, ANC) introduced legislation last week to allow physician assisted suicide here in Alaska. She calls it Death with Dignity and dresses it up in all the usual leftist claptrap about choice.

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I always find it interesting to look at the foundation documents justifying any expansion of state power, authority and welfare. The Healthy Alaska Plan for Medicaid makes some very interesting reading and raises many questions.

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The first slice of Walker proposed budget cutting goes after the elderly, corrections and state employees as early targets. The budget proposes cutting some 250 jobs (329 total positions), and cuts some $240 million out of a $3.5 billion budget deficit, or a whopping 7% of the deficit. whoopee.

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Breathless reporting a couple weeks ago described 2014 as the hottest year on record. Follow-up stories blamed it all on manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and called for instant / immediate government action to solve the problem.

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