Why would anybody, say, the Republican governor of the Frozen North, waste even a New York minute on the guy when he butts into Alaska’s business?
Other than lip service, neither the mayor nor Assembly acknowledge they need the other. The city is no better for it.
Without immediate income and spending disclosure in all political races, our brave new world will look a lot like the one reformers say they are trying to fix.
Even discounting the nuttiness surfacing at some of the hearings, it is time to do something.
Are the people pushing to crack open the Alaska Constitution seeking the state’s betterment, or theirs?
If Palin were to join the race, it would not be the first time she has crossed swords with Murkowski.
An enshrined dividend would serve only to deny options in troubled times and would prove fiscally catastrophic.
In a city of some 300,000 souls? Really?
When government resorts to secrecy, many of us are left to rightly wonder: What is it hiding?
Alaska is not alone. At least 32 states are fiddling with idea of Daylight Saving Time year-round.
Cash reserves are kaput. Oil revenue is down and uncertain. Can Alaskans trust this — or any — Legislature with an income tax?
What happened to the open and transparent government Dunleavy promised?
Government orders and mandates get my back up, too, but how about a fight that makes sense?
It will take a truckload of political courage. Can this batch of lawmakers pull it off? Not until they realize there are no easy answers.
The ballot measure, make no mistake, is a sham that would not give us better elections — and it certainly is not funded by Alaskans.