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Lawmakers push back on 'federal overreach'

...considering legislators only have 90 days to get their job done every year."It's almost entirely symbolic," Jerry McBeath, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "There isn't much they can do about it except...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-28/lawmakers-push-back-federal-overreach
State
Debate among Alaska GOP heading into meeting

...platform and focus on constitutional liberties and principles.Change within political parties is hardly new, and Jerry McBeath, political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said changes in a party's ideological emphases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-08/debate-among-alaska-gop-heading-meeting
State
Election focus shifts to November, Senate control

...days are numbered. But pollster Ivan Moore said that's not a foregone conclusion, and political science professor Jerry McBeath called Ruedrich's goal of 14 Republicans banding together optimistic.Organizational meetings will take place after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-29/election-focus-shifts-november-senate-c
State
Juneau Democrats cheer Obama's speech

...carried the state in 1964, does not look to be in play at all."It's not even in the realm of consideration," said Jerry McBeath, professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, several hours before the convention speech...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-07/juneau-democrats-cheer-obamas-speech
Local
Debate among Alaska GOP heading into meeting

...platform and focus on constitutional liberties and principles.Change within political parties is hardly new, and Jerry McBeath, political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said changes in a party's ideological emphases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-08/debate-among-alaska-gop-heading-meeting
State
Oil overshadowing issue in state Senate races

...left-leaning" groups that are "putting tremendous resources into the races to send Alaska in the wrong direction."Jerry McBeath, a political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has said he thinks the coalition has served...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-27/oil-overshadowing-issue-state-senate-ra
State
Alaska jumps into fight over gun rights

...speculate, but said the issue "is probably a hot enough topic where enough people would agree on some statement."Jerry McBeath, a professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, however, said Chenault's bill is "clearly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-11/alaska-jumps-fight-over-gun-rights
State
Alaska senator's legacy topic of panel discussion

...legacy of former Sen. Ted Stevens this week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Faculty members Terrence Cole and Jerry McBeath, Inupiat elder, activist and author Willie Hensley are among the panelists. Also joining the discussion are Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111610/reg_736991325.shtml
Regional News
Four try long-shot chance to be governor

...the political energy this year and no small-party candidate appears to have the steam to draw a lot of votes, said Jerry McBeath of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "We don't have anybody there who is going to be able to draw 10 percent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102902/sta_leggovcand.shtml
News
Balance of power at stake for Alaska lawmakers

...one political observer, however, there is no crystal ball for this highly competitive election season in Alaska. Jerry McBeath, a veteran political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says conditions here can't be compared...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102510/reg_725758886.shtml
Regional News

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