Commentary

OPINION: Sen. Mike Dunleavy has just managed to take legislation designed to empower children against sexual abuse and turn it into something that actually undermines that objective.Marcelle McDannel
OPINION: Democrats offer a budget that cuts more than Republicans do -- and still supports schools, state workers and Medicaid expansion.Rep. Les Gara
OPINION: Didn't hear from those Republican legislative leaders during their vacation? Didn't think so.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Legislature can break the budget deadlock if Democrats are willing to compromise.Rep. Mike Chenault
OPINION: We will not let thousands of Alaskans lose their paychecks starting July 1 as Gov. Bill Walker has threatened. That is not the right thing to do. We in the legislative majority will lead Alaska out of this fiscal crisis.Sen. Kevin Meyer
OPINION: Alaska is facing a government shut-down because the legislative majority is not accustomed to negotiate with the minority, and the minority is standing firm to honor promises made to children, seniors and workers.Vince Beltrami
OPINION: Lives and property will be saved in Eagle River and Chugiak by having a Free Standing Emergency Department Facility.Wayne Willett
OPINION: The Republican legislative majority is willing to hold the entire state hostage rather than provide health care to 40,000 Alaskans, create 4,000 jobs and save the state hundreds of millions.Shannyn Moore
OPINION: Too many lawmakers are locked in needless political war, when what Alaska needs is the vision to put our wealth to work.Alice Rogoff
OPINION:  If “serious” bicyclists insist on sharing the roads with other vehicles, they need to obey the rules, just like the rest of us -- just like the law requires. Paul Jenkins