Sunday Minefields

The Sunday Minefield – May 14, 2023

Jeff Landfield   May 14, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Just three days remain until the end of the regular legislative session. And in what…

The Sunday Minefield – May 7, 2023

Jeff Landfield   May 7, 2023

Just ten days remain until the constitutional session limit, and there is still no budget deal between the House and Senate. In fact, the…

The Sunday Minefield – April 30, 2023

Jeff Landfield   April 30, 2023

With just over two weeks left in the legislative session, there’s still no clear end game in sight. A bizarre press conference with Governor…

The Sunday Minefield – April 23, 2023

Jeff Landfield   April 23, 2023

It’s almost day 100 of the legislative session, which means just over three weeks remains until the constitutional 121-day limit. After a delay, the…

The Sunday Minefield – April 16, 2023

Jeff Landfield   April 16, 2023

It’s day 90 of the legislative session and neither the House nor Senate have passes an operating or capital budget. The House punted the…

The Sunday Minefield – April 9, 2023

Jeff Landfield   April 9, 2023

The big, and really only news out of Juneau this week was the budget debate on the House floor. Two normal and collegial days…

The Sunday Minefield – April 2, 2023

Jeff Landfield   April 2, 2023

The House Finance Committee passed their version of the operating budget out of committee this week. It was read in the House for the…

The Sunday Minefield – March 26, 2023

Jeff Landfield   March 26, 2023

With the legislative session well into its third month, things are starting to get more intense. The budget is nearing its way to the…

The Sunday Minefield – March 19, 2023

Jeff Landfield   March 19, 2023

If the session goes to the constitutional 121-day limit, which most people assume it will, we are at the halfway mark. The House finance…

The Sunday Minefield – March 12, 2023

Jeff Landfield   March 12, 2023

Ballots for the seven Anchorage Assembly races go out in the mail on Tuesday. I spent the week in Anchorage hosting debates for all…

The Sunday Minefield – March 5, 2023

Jeff Landfield   March 5, 2023

We are more than halfway into the “90-day” legislative session. The bulk of the House Finance subcommittees are scheduled to closeout this week, sending…

The Sunday Minefield – February 26, 2023

Jeff Landfield   February 26, 2023

If you assume the session will go to the constitutional 121-day limit instead of the statutory 90 days – which will almost certainly be…

The Sunday Minefield – February 19, 2023

Jeff Landfield   February 19, 2023

We are more than a month into the legislative session. No one expects them to finish 90 days – the statutory limit. This session…

The Sunday Minefield – February 12, 2023

Jeff Landfield   February 12, 2023

We are nearly a month into the legislative session, and things have been relatively quiet. Senator Dan Sullivan (R – Alaska) gave his annual…

The Sunday Minefield – February 5, 2023

Jeff Landfield   February 5, 2023

We are nearly three weeks into the legislative session. Committees have been meeting to hear departmental overviews, the budget, and various bills. The House…

The Sunday Minefield – January 29, 2023

Jeff Landfield   January 29, 2023

We are almost two weeks into the legislative session. Everyone in Juneau is settling in to what is sure to be a weird session….

The Sunday Minefield – January 22, 2023

Jeff Landfield   January 22, 2023

The first session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature got underway in Juneau on Tuesday. All but one of Alaska’s 60 legislators were sworn in….

The Sunday Minefield – January 15, 2023

Jeff Landfield   January 15, 2023

I spent four days on the Big Island this week before the start of session. And let me tell you it was amazing! I…

The Sunday Minefield – January 8, 2023

Jeff Landfield   January 8, 2023

The start of the 33rd Alaska Legislature is nine days away! Legislators and staff are already making their way to Juneau. The Alaska House…

The Sunday Minefield – January 1, 2023

Jeff Landfield   January 1, 2023

I hope everyone had a good time ringing in the New Year! 2022 really flew by. It’s been a pretty slow week…
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