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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has introduced a proposal to borrow $356.4 million for a variety of construction projects across the state. The proposal calls for a special election this coming spring or summer to allow voters to ratify or reject the […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capitol is closed to the public. Members of the Senate can be contacted at http://w3.akleg.gov/senate.php. Members of the House can be contacted at http://w3.akleg.gov/house.php.

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaskan Independence Party and two Anchorage residents are suing the state of Alaska to overturn Ballot Measure 2. This ballot measure is a sweeping election reform initiative installing ranked-choice voting in Alaska’s general elections. Additionally, the lawsuit claims the […]

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Originally reported as defeated, Ballot Measure 2 was approved with 50.5% of the vote reported as of November 17. The measure will make several changes to the election process, including replacing partisan primaries with open top-four primaries for state executive, state legislative, […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

Voters likely defeated Measure 2 on November 2. However, final vote totals may take up to a couple of weeks to announce. Measure 2 would have established ranked-choice voting for general elections, including the presidential election, in which voters would […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Out of six applicants, three names were forwarded to Gov. Mike Dunleavy to fill the District 30 seat until a new legislator is sworn in in January. The district currently lacks representation since the untimely passing of Rep. Gary Knopp […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled an election reform initiative can appear on the November Ballot. The court upheld a lower court decision confirming the legality of a proposed ballot measure. This will be imposing ranked choice voting, nonpartisan primary […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

The Alaska Legislature adjourned after approving Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to spend over $1 billion in federal coronavirus funding. Lawmakers were spurred by a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the plans Gov. Dunleavy submitted to the Legislative Budget and Audit […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

On Monday, Alaska became one of the most recent states to alter presidential primary plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Alaska Democratic Party canceled in-person voting in the state scheduled for April 4. Additionally the party expanded the ability to […]

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a public health disaster emergency in the state. People are encouraged to practice social distancing and avoid large crowds if possible, especially if they are elderly or have underlying health conditions. Access to the Capitol is […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The offices of the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. This comes in recognition of state and federal calls for social distancing and to protect the public and its employees. APOC offices […]

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

The Alaska Supreme Court issued an order allowing the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin collecting signatures. The decision reverses a lower court ruling pausing signature gathering and putting the case on an extremely speedy schedule by the […]

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

A superior court judge has delayed signature gathering for a campaign seeking to remove Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office. Judge Eric Aarseth issued a stay halting Recall Dunleavy from advancing its efforts, pending a decision from the Alaska Supreme Court. […]

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth reversed the Division of Election’s rejection of the Recall Dunleavy campaign application. The Division of Elections rejected a bid to advance the recall effort based on an opinion from Attorney General Kevin Clarkson. Clarkson […]

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