ANCHORAGE: Dan Sullivan’s committee assignments, announced today, confirm that Alaska has lost a seat on the Appropriations Committee. Prior to Sullivan’s election, Alaska was one of only three states with both senators on Appropriations. Likely impacts of the lost Appropriations seat will be less federal investment in Alaska, which would compound economic problems created by […]
ANCHORAGE: A new radio ad narrated by Alaska Native elder Willie Hensley is holding Dan Sullivan accountable for his anti-subsistence lawsuit against Katie John. As Attorney General, Sullivan litigated to take away Alaska Natives’ subsistence rights, a decision that has drawn widespread derision in rural Alaska. Though Sullivan has tried to cover up that lawsuit […]
ANCHORAGE: Fisheries columnist and Alaska Fish Radio host Laine Welch is reporting that Dan Sullivan will skip the Kodiak fisheries debate despite having no conflicts on his schedule. After Sullivan played a central role promoting Pebble Mine and the unpopular Silencing Alaskans Act (HB 77), he decided to skip the debate rather than discuss his […]
ANCHORAGE: The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) has fined Dan Sullivan for using the Mayor’s office to send out a press release on his Lieutenant Governor campaign. In issuing the fine, APOC rejected Sullivan’s request that he be treated as if the law didn’t apply to him. “Contrary to what Dan Sullivan may think, he […]
ANCHORAGE: Shortly after rejecting Dan Sullivan’s anti-subsistence lawsuit, a court ordered Mead Treadwell’s Division ofElections to provide ballots in Yupiq, Cupik, and Gwich’in after Treadwell had refused to. Yesterday’s court decision is the latest in a series of defeats in the Parnell Administration’s attacks on Alaska Native voting rights, subsistence, and tribal sovereignty. “Dan Sullivan, […]
ANCHORAGE: After Gov. Parnell oversaw a transition from record surpluses to record deficits, the state Senate voted unanimously today to deny the Governorâ€™s pay raise.
ANCHORAGE: Planned Parenthood announced it is suing to block unprecedented, intrusive regulations that would require women to report personal medical conditions to the government. Unilaterally instated by the Parnell Administration earlier this month, despite being rejected by the legislature last year, the regulations would place further restrictions on abortion procedures deemed medically necessary.
ANCHORAGE: In the midst of a fiscal disaster, Gov. Parnell will give his annual â€œState of the State Address.â€ On Monday, the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division said that Alaska will face $2.5 billion annual deficits after running out of state savings. Meanwhile, Gov. Parnellâ€™s own budget projects a 38% decline in oil production, belying claims […]
ANCHORAGE: Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell certified new questionable abortion regulations despite counsel that the regulations are likely unconstitutional.