Ray Metcalfe lives in Anchorage. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1978, and again in 1980. He owns Metcalfe Commercial Real Estate Inc. and runs a small nonprofit that investigates and exposes public corruption.
I hope Democrats never forget, and never forgive, Mark Begich for making Mike Dunleavy our governor.
My first priority is to get the dirty money out of politics and restore genuine representation to Alaskans.
OPINION: The shutdowns taking place at oil patches Outside prove beyond question that the message in BP, ConocoPhillips, and Exxon's $16 million ad campaign to influence Alaskan voters was not true.
OPINION: Alaska's at a fiscal crossroads. We have a chance to implement a plan that will stabilize state finances, but deficit spending means it's slipping away.
OPINION: Any state that chooses to define the ethically bankrupt acts of lawmakers as money laundering or felony bribery would soon bring a rapid end to the practice.
OPINION: Given Alaska's history with public corruption, as attorney general, Dan Sullivan should have better heeded the difference between political disclosure requirements and anti-bribery laws.
OPINION: Alaskans need good information to make good decisions about the repeal of the new, reduced oil tax SB 21.
Article 8 of Alaska's Constitution and common law regarding trusts both obligate the state to manage resources for the public interest. The oil tax reform known as SB 21 or the Make Alaska Productive Act may fail meet those legal standards.
History tells us that if recently passed legislation to cut taxes on oil companies doing business in Alaska is not repealed by voters, Alaskans may soon say goodbye to annual Permanent Fund dividends and hello to a state income tax.
OPINION: If Parnells oil tax reduction becomes law, litigation should proceed and hard questions need to be asked under oath.