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Murkowski firmly supports Sullivan in Senate race

...Republican nominee for Senate, and he is trying to unseat freshman incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska.Before the August primary, Begich ran ads touting his bipartisan cooperation with Murkowski, a Republican. She's asked him to stop running...
New ad buys in Senate race

...with Joe Miller and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Another Dan Sullivan, the Anchorage mayor, also will appear on the August primary ballot, as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.
Alaska Editorial: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice

...incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich will face a strong challenge from whichever Republican candidate emerges from the August primary.This week Dan Sullivan, the best-funded of Begich's challengers, came forward with a pledge for which he's...
Native corps join to oppose SB21 repeal

Six Alaska Native regional corporations have launched a campaign to defeat Ballot Measure 1 on the August primary election ballot. The ballot measure would repeal Senate Bill 21, a bill restructuring the state oil production tax passed by...
Dems gear up for convention in Nome

...Senate. And the party has backed Byron Mallott for governor.Neither is expected to face much of a challenge during the August primary.Mallott is the scheduled keynote speaker for Saturday; Begich isn't expected to attend in person.Party chairman...
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...urged lawmakers to ignore HB384 so the increases are safeguarded for at least two years if approved by voters in the August primary. "It would be interesting to have a redo of the House vote once folks realize that there really is not a benefit...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: AG should answer to voters, not governor

...of both arguments are addressed individually.There's quite a few initiatives for Alaska voters to decide on in the August primary: Pebble, pot, pay and petroleum. One resolution that got stuck in the House, unfortunately, won't be making...
Rep: Legalized pot will bring 'unintended consequences'

...legalized recreational use of marijuana. Washington is the other.The Alaska initiative, scheduled to appear on the August primary ballot, would make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and as many as six plants...
State | AK legislature
Hearings not required on oil tax referendum

...a coastal management program. The measure failed.The proposed repeal of the new oil tax law has qualified for the August primary ballot along with at least one initiative that would require legislative approval for a large-scale, metallic...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in new year

...bill passed by state legislators in 2013, was a good idea? Voters will decide on a possible repeal of SB 21 in the August primary election.People want to see more activity, and Alaskans going to work, as a result of the tax.Third, will...


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