The Sunday Minefield – December 10, 2017

Now that the 4th special session has ended, legislators can fundraise again, and, boy, did they get straight to it. This week saw a myriad of political events. Here we go. Candidate Fundraisers Senator Click Bishop (R – Fairbanks) held … Read More


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Two More Republicans File To Run For State House

Two more Republicans have filed to run for the Alaska State House today. Stephen Duplantis filed to run for House District 24. He will run against Representative Chuck Kopp in the Republican primary. Kopp was elected to the house in … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – December 3, 2017

Despite the end of the 4th legislative special session, it’s been a busy week in Alaska politics. The most exciting news by far was from D.C. The tax bill, passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday morning, included a provision … Read More

The Actual Alaska LNG Gasline Deal With China

The State of Alaska, along with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) recently signed a gasline deal with a Chinese oil and gas company, Sinopec, a Chinese sovereign wealth fund, Chinese Investment Corporation, and the Bank of China. The Alaska … Read More

Alaska Republican Party Chairman Nominates New Vice-Chair

Alaska Republican Party (ARP) Chairman Tuckerman Babcock has named a replacement for the party’s vice-chair. Babcock has recommended Jon Faulkner of Homer. Faulkner is currently the ARP Chairman for District 31. He unsuccessfully challenged Representative Paul Seaton in the Republican … Read More

Governor Walker Secretly Signs SB 54 Into Law

Multiple sources have confirmed that Governor Bill Walker secretly signed Senate Bill (SB) 54 into law on Sunday. It goes into effect at midnight. However, there have been no press releases and several legislators I spoke with were unaware the … Read More

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