Category Archives: issues

thanks, Don: helping Alaskans die preventable deaths edition

Last week, Rep. Don Young and his Republican colleagues voted for the American Health Care Act, which will free many of us from the terrible burden of finally being able to afford health insurance. They had a party, and I … Continue reading

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Republicans own Alaska’s deficit

One of the major Republican talking points is that they are the fiscally conservative party, the one that insists on people taking responsibility for their own actions. So why aren’t they stepping up and accepting responsibility for Alaska’s deficit?

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EXPIRED Action Alert: testify for the University, oil/gas tax, and internet privacy

Public testimony is one of our most important tools in getting our opinions and concerns across to our Legislators, and the Alaska State Legislature maintains a page of opportunities for public testimony. Here are 2 published meetings (oil tax and … Continue reading

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EXPIRED ACTION ALERT: testify today on HB 115 budget bill

We are coming down to the wire on the budget, and your testimony is needed before the Labor and Commerce Committee tonight. HB 115, the Education Funding Act, is an important part of the State House plan to stabilize our budget … Continue reading

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Will the “Trump Slump” affect Juneau’s travel industry?

It seems that Pres. Trump is running the country like a business. Unfortunately for us, he’s running it like one of his businesses. A snarky article in Salon left me wondering about a serious issue for tourism. I checked around, and it seems that … Continue reading

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EXPIRED Action Alert: state budget at a turning point (updated)

Republicans in Alaska’s Senate have an interesting philosophy for dealing with the wolf at the door: feed him Grandma and the kids, then hope desperately that the price of oil goes up. Actually, I’m just guessing about the hope part; they … Continue reading

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Sen. Murkowski, Gorsuch is an exceptionally bad choice for Alaska

Yesterday, both Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Dan Sullivan voted to end the filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. You can read about what that means here, here (CN: autoplay), or here, but the reason I’m typing about it right now … Continue reading

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CBJ Assembly Goals

One of the really nice things about living in Juneau is that CBJ does a good job of providing information about what our governing body is up to. For example, you can easily find dates, times, locations, and agendas of Assembly … Continue reading

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Kronick: Time to Dream

Will Kronick is a local Democrat and guest writer who provides his take on social issues, workers and families.  When I leave work, I have a routine: the gym or a run, dinner, reading, and bed. Single and childless, my … Continue reading

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thanks, Don: selling out internet privacy edition

This week, Rep. Don Young voted with his party to remove protections for internet privacy. You can see the details of the specific bill at Congress.gov.

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