Supporters of a resolution that would provide public money for private schools were expressing confidence in the measure's passing in the lead-up to a vote on the Alaska Senate floor Wednesday, but it remained unclear if the necessary votes could be mustered.
A massive fundraising mismatch exists between supporters and detractors of the fight over a ballot item that would repeal a stimulus package full of tax cuts for Alaska's largest industry.Alex DeMarban
OPINION: A proposal before the Legislature would amend the Alaska Constitution to allow public dollars to flow to private and religious schools. But the people who wrote Alaska's constitution discussed the targeted sentence at length and included it for some very good reasons.Vic Fischer
Those monitoring House Bill 77's progress will have to move quickly to study the measure, which now is of more limited power. The bill's first public hearing in the Alaska Legislature is Wednesday.Pat Forgey
In a rare political statement, the Alaska Supreme Court has come out against legislative efforts to change Alaska's judicial nomination process. But that political role for the justices has now drawn criticism, too, with one legislator saying he was "appalled" at the court's involvement.Pat Forgey
At only 29 years old, U.S. House candidate Forrest Dunbar may be young, but he believes his education, experience and diverse Alaska upbringing makes him a strong candidate for the seat long held by Rep. Don Young.Ben Yeager | Cordova Times
COMMENTARY: If carrying guns to class in college is a good idea, as Sen. John Coghill argues, then it would be an equally good idea to carry guns to his committee meetings. So why doesn't he amend his gun bill to really protect Second Amendment rights?Dermot Cole
Sarah Palin was the main event at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday. She pushed a lot of tea party buttons to cries of 'Run, Sarah, Run!' but is coy about 2016.Brad Knickerbocker
COMMENTARY: If the governor doesn’t withdraw his California nominee for the State Assessment Review Board and follow an unambiguous state law, the Legislature should reject confirmation of the former oil company executive.Dermot Cole
The executive board of the University of Alaska Federation of Teachers unanimously approved a resolution backing the University of Alaska administration in opposing a measure by Fairbanks Sen. John Coghill to allow people to carry guns on campus.Dermot Cole
Investigators suspect that if there’s a 'smoking gun' indicating Gov. Chris Christie knew about the political payback scheme, it might be in these private communications. The governor denies any knowledge of his inner circle’s plans.