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Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that Melvin Gillis has been selected to fill the vacant South Anchorage state House of Representatives District 25 seat. The seat became vacant when Josh Revak was confirmed to the Senate seat that was held by […]

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

The Alaska Division of Elections declined to certify a petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office, citing a legal opinion by the state attorney general. The Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson issued the opinion finding the petitioners gathered enough […]

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Judge William F. Morse - AP Photo/Mark Thiessen

In a historic ruling, the nonprofit group Equal Citizens obtained a judicial ruling that, for the first time since Citizens United, could restore limits on donations to independent groups and Super PACs. Anchorage Superior Court Judge William F. Morse ordered […]

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Rep. Josh Revak - Loren Holmes / ADN

The Alaska Senate Republicans voted to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s choice to fill a vacant seat in the chamber. Rep. Josh Revak was appointed to the South Anchorage state Senate seat vacated by the passing of Chris Birch. The appointment […]

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Sen. Chris Birch - Loren Holmes / ADN

The Alaska Republican Party must select three nominees to forward to the governor to fill the vacant Senate District M seat. The vacancy was created by the sudden passing of Senator Chris Birch. Gov. Mike Dunleavy will make the final […]

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August 8, 2019  •  

Alaska Second Special Session Ends

Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The second special session of the Alaska Legislature that began with controversy and division ended quietly on Tuesday with no further legislative action. Tuesday marked the 30-day session limit. The Legislature approved restoring much of the operating budget money Gov. […]

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The state Senate kicked off the second special session in Juneau and promptly removed Sen. Mia Costello as the majority leader. Costello was in Wasilla with nearly a third of her fellow lawmakers. Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the second […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

Lawmakers ended their special session on June 13. The Legislature passed a capital budget bill but failed to reach the three-quarter threshold required to fund major provisions. Failure to reach the threshold left millions of dollars in projects unfunded and […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The 31st Alaska Legislature adjourned the first regular session at the constitutional deadline on May 15. The legislature did not find resolution on some of the biggest issues including crime, the budget, and the dividend residents receive from the state’s […]

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Alaska law regulating the annual aggregate limit on campaign contributions from nonresidents of Alaska is unconstitutional. Two members of the three-judge panel found the nonresident limit does not meet an important […]

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State Republicans are celebrating a victory today following a successful gubernatorial election. Mike Dunleavy, a former state senator from Wasilla, was elected governor, defeating Democratic candidate Mark Begich and current governor Bill Walker, whose name remained on the ballot despite […]

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Gov. Bill Walker dropped out of his race for re-election on October 19, just days after his lieutenant governor resigned for making “inappropriate” comments. Public and private polling showed him trailing in third place, behind Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat […]

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October 22, 2018  •  

Alaska Lieutenant Governor Resigns

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned October 16 after making comments that were called “inappropriate” by Gov. Bill Walker. His replacement is Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, who was once a commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services. According to […]

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On October 9, the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) ruled that two independent expenditure groups violated state campaign finance laws. The groups, Republican Governors Association and Families for Alaska’s Future – Dunleavy, reserved ad time to influence the gubernatorial election […]

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