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The Sunday Minefield – February 21, 2021

Jeff Landfield   February 21, 2021

What a week. The House finally organized, but not before a ton of drama. Next week will be much busier in the Capitol because House committees will finally start meeting. It only took four weeks! Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R – Alaska) scathing letter to Senator Lora Reinbold (R – Eagle River) was the equivalent of a political nuclear bomb….

The Alaska Stalker – February 20, 2021

The Alaska Stalker
February 20, 2021

Governor Dunleavy issues scathing rebuke of Senator Reinbold

The Alaska Landmine
February 18, 2021

Rasmussen leaves House Republican Minority, does not commit to join Majority

Jeff Landfield
February 16, 2021

The Sunday Minefield – February 14, 2021

Jeff Landfield
February 14, 2021

Zach Freeman awarded state contract while still employed by legislature

Jeff Landfield   February 9, 2021

Zach Freeman, who worked as the House Republican Minority press secretary from December 31, 2018 to January 18, 2021, won a communications contract from...

Judge to decide if convicted murderer of Said Beshirov will get new trial

Lee Baxter   February 9, 2021

Will an Anchorage Superior Court Judge release a convicted murderer? An Alaska appellate court recently issued an opinion requiring Judge Michael Wolverton to issue...

Thousands of Alaska corporations stand to benefit from CARES Act tax provision

Jeff Landfield   February 8, 2021

Thousands of Alaska corporations stand to benefit from an economic stimulus provision in the CARES Act that allows net operating losses (NOL) to be...

The Sunday Minefield – February 7, 2021

Jeff Landfield   February 8, 2021

Sorry about the delay on Sunday’s column. I was exhausted last night. We are almost three weeks into the legislative session and the House…

The Alaska Stalker – February 6, 2021

The Alaska Stalker   February 6, 2021

Welcome to this edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If you...

Mark Begich and Sean Parnell’s firms awarded contracts with AGDC

Jeff Landfield   February 3, 2021

The Alaska Landmine has obtained contracts between the Alaska Gasline Development Authority (AGDC) and Holland and Hart, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, law firms...

Alaska’s elected officials lack the political will to solve our fiscal crisis

Anonymous   February 2, 2021

Alaska doesn’t have a fiscal crisis, we have a math problem and a lack of political will to solve it. According to the Legislative...

Assemblymember Allard fabricates social media deplatforming after Nazi license plate controversy

The Alaska Landmine   February 1, 2021

Last week, Anchorage Assemblymember Jamie Allard claimed that her official Assemblymember Facebook account had been involuntarily removed from the social media platform, sparking outrage...

The Sunday Minefield – January 31, 2021

Jeff Landfield   January 31, 2021

It’s only week two of the legislative session and things are already off the rails. Between bizarre Senate committee hearings, the House still being…

26 Senators, including Murkowski and Sullivan, sign letter opposing Biden Administration crackdown on fossil fuel leases

Paxson Woelber   January 30, 2021

On January 28, twenty-six U.S. Senators, including Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa...

Anchorage Assemblymember Allard defends “FUHRER” and “3REICH” license plates

The Alaska Landmine   January 25, 2021

On Sunday, Anchorage Assemblymember Jamie Allard defended Alaska vanity license plates "FUHRER" and "3REICH," arguing on Facebook that the words are...

The Sunday Minefield – January 24, 2021

Jeff Landfield   January 24, 2021

The first session of the 32nd Alaska Legislature began this week. The Senate was finally able organize a majority on the first day. The…

The Alaska Stalker – January 22, 2021

The Alaska Stalker   January 22, 2021

Welcome to this edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If you...

How the bipartisan Senate Majority fell apart

Jeff Landfield   January 22, 2021

On Monday night, the day before the 32nd Alaska Legislature gaveled in, the House and Senate had still not organized. But on Tuesday morning...

Republicans organize Senate Majority

Jeff Landfield   January 19, 2021

Today, the first day of the 32nd Alaska Legislature, Senate Republicans were finally able to organize a majority in the State Senate. Since the…
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