Sunday Minefields

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…

The Sunday Minefield – December 26, 2022

Jeff Landfield   December 26, 2022

Christmas has come and gone and it will be 2023 in less than a week! The Minefield is a day late because of the…

The Sunday Minefield – December 18, 2022

Jeff Landfield   December 18, 2022

Christmas is just one week away! After most of us in Southcentral finally dug out multiple feet of snow from three storms in a…

The Sunday Minefield – December 11, 2022

Jeff Landfield   December 11, 2022

Round two of the big snow dump continues to fall in much of Southcentral, and just as most of the roads were finally plowed….

The Sunday Minefield – December 4, 2022

Jeff Landfield   December 4, 2022

It’s already December. Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas and New Years will be here before we know it. The Alaska House remains…

The Sunday Minefield – November 27, 2022

Jeff Landfield   November 27, 2022

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving with friends and family. Christmas will be here before we know it. Several undetermined races were decided…

The Sunday Minefield – November 20, 2022

Jeff Landfield   November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving is only four days away! It’s almost two weeks past Election Day and results are still being updated. Because of the nature of…

The Sunday Minefield – November 13, 2022

Jeff Landfield   November 13, 2022

The 2022 general election has come and gone. But tens of thousands of absentee and early votes remain to be counted and we won’t…

The Sunday Minefield – November 6, 2022

Jeff Landfield   November 6, 2022

The general election is just two days away! According to the Division of Elections, more than 64,000 Alaskans have already early voted in-person or…
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