Ever attended a local Assembly meeting when the municipal budget is up for discussion? What did you hear? Usually, it falls into several broad categories: a) don’t raise my taxes b) don’t raise my taxes, but don’t cut services, either and c) increase services and raise my and everyone else’s taxes.
Insiders at The Northern Right have confirmed with sources very close to Governor Bill Sheffield that Assemblyman Paul Honeman actively solicited, and was denied, the governor’s money, fund raising, and support just days before issuing a press release calling for his firing from the Port of Anchorage.
Every ten years, political junkies get a big before Christmas present. The redistricting board gives the legislature new district boundaries and generally nearly every single legislator must run in the next election in their new district. This year 59 of 60 will be facing election to retain their titles.
This afternoon, members of the public will mingle with one of the two candidates to replace Carol Comeau as the new superintendent of the Anchorage School District. Hundreds of parents, teachers and others are expected to ask him questions about his vision for education and what he thinks of the district in its current condition.
2012 will mark the biggest frenzy of bum covering this state has not seen since a former failed governor wanted an enemies list revision. For those of you, who have somehow found this site, and do not know what 2012 means in election terms, all state and house seats are up for grabs in the fall election, save one (Senator Egan is buying drinks).
It’s the start of a new year, when many of us are resolving to do things differently in the year ahead. It’s no different in politics, or at last it shouldn’t be. We at The Northern Right (TNR) propose the following 10 New Year’s resolutions for conservative Alaskans.
Recently, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&WS) Regional Director for Alaska, Geoffrey Haskett wrote a stirring defense of listing polar bears as an endangered species. Normally, this sort of defense is supposed to be factual in nature. This one would make a great fantasy short story. Here’s why.