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Governor Dunleavy calls second special session – this time in Wasilla

Jeff Landfield   June 13, 2019

Not long after the first special session of the 31st Alaska Legislature concluded, Governor Mike (I am calling him Mike again, that Michael J. nonsense is weird) Dunleavy (R – Alaska) issued a proclamation for a second special session – this time at Wasilla Middle School! Here is the official proclamation: It’s…

Memo from legislative lawyers suggests Gov. Dunleavy’s paid ads violate Ethics Act

Jeff Landfield   May 25, 2019

A memo obtained by the Alaska Landmine, from the Legislature’s Division of Legal and Research Services to Representative Zack Fields (D – Anchorage), suggests…

Video: A poem about Alaska, “What if I told you”

Jeff Landfield   May 23, 2019

You might know Matt Larkin as a politco and pollster with Dittman Research. But did you know he’s also a poet? Check out this…

Legislators get voice mails calling them the N-word and other vulgar slurs

Jeff Landfield   May 12, 2019

There has been a lot of talk around the Capitol lately about the sheer number of emails and voicemails many legislators have been receiving…

Bob Penney’s grandson, Clark Penney, awarded major sole source contract from State of Alaska

Jeff Landfield   May 7, 2019

Clark Penney, the grandson of Bob Penney, was awarded a $441,000 sole source contract for economic development with the State of Alaska, according to…

Mary Ann Pruitt files amended financial disclosure that includes PS Strategies clients

Jeff Landfield   May 1, 2019

On April 4, 2019, Mary Ann Pruitt filed an amended Public Official Financial Disclosure (POFD) that includes clients of her marketing and advertising firm,…

Guest Post: Why a conservative Alaskan Governor promotes a Universal Basic Income

RJ   April 30, 2019

One of the most audacious ideas currently gaining favor among American progressives is the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI is a…

Mikey Monday – April 29, 2019

Jeff Landfield   April 29, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Mikey Monday! A new weekly feature about Mike Porcaro. Porcaro hosts a radio show on KENI and is…

Video tour of Alaska’s Capitol in Juneau

Jeff Landfield   April 26, 2019

Ever wonder how the Capitol in Juneau functions? Check out this awesome video tour of the Alaska Capitol! This video was produced in collaboration…

Republicans get loose in House Finance Committee hearing on crime

Jeff Landfield   April 23, 2019

Things got real loose in the House Finance Committee this morning during a presentation on crime. The presentation was titled “Community Perspectives on Crime”,…

Who knew Mike Porcaro is such a snowflake

Jeff Landfield   April 19, 2019

Yesterday began like any normal day for me in Juneau. However, it ended very strangely. I was following some committee hearings and had just…

ACLU seeks default judgment against Gov. Dunleavy, Tuckerman Babcock in wrongful termination suits

Jeff Landfield and Lee Baxter   April 19, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alaska has filed motions for default judgment in two lawsuits they brought against Governor Michael J. Dunleavy…

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! – Suzanne Downing’s former target now her star witness for Amanda Price

Jeff Landfield   April 13, 2019

Things are getting very loose with the Amanda Price confirmation process. Price was named Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in December…

Alyeska Slush Cup 2019

The Alaska Landmine   April 13, 2019

They came, they skied, and they wiped out–hard. Join the Alaska Landmine for a multimedia review of the best of Alyeska Spring Carnival Slush…

Showdown brewing between Governor and Legislature over forward funding of education

Jeff Landfield   April 10, 2019

There is a showdown brewing in the Capitol over education funding. It involves the forward funding of education that was passed last year by…

GCI laying off 87 employees in reduction of force

Jeff Landfield   April 4, 2019

In a confidential memo obtained by the Alaska Landmine, sent today to GCI employees, GCI announced they are laying off 87 employees. The memo…
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