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An income tax by any other name …

The upcoming municipal election looks like a barn-burner, with a veritable herd of candidates and outfits such as Americans For Prosperity jumping in. The Virginia-based outfit, founded by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers – the guys liberals absolutely, positively love to hate – pushes for smaller government and lower taxes. Its first foray into Anchorage politics […]



Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

Murkowski plans to hire Sullivan consultant for 2016 campaign

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN ANCHORAGE – The Virginia consulting firm that worked on U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s successful campaign last year is opening an office in Alaska and completing an agreement to be the lead strategist for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election bid. Read More:

Conservative group brings arguments against Medicaid expansion to Alaska

By Laurel Andrews, ADN ANCHORAGE – As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a court case challenging Affordable Care Act subsidies, Alaska legislators on Wednesday heard a presentation attacking another component of the ACA: Medicaid expansion. A representative from the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability traveled to Alaska this week to give presentations […]

$50,000 a year? Alaska workers top nation in per-capita income

By Chris Klint, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – State economists say high wages and per-capita income are pumping money into Alaska’s economy, with new data showing Alaska’s median wage — a frequent draw for labor — at the nation’s No. 1 spot. Read More:

With $15,000 attack on Berkowitz, Americans for Prosperity jumps into Anchorage’s mayoral race

By Austin Baird, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The first attack ads have appeared in the race for Anchorage mayor, with right-leaning political action committee Americans for Prosperity of Alaska tearing into Democrat Ethan Berkowitz’s record as a state lawmaker. Read More:

Alaska receives AAA bond ratings from agencies

The Associated Press | JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska has received AAA bond ratings from three ratings agencies for general obligation debt. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Fitch Ratings each gave Alaska a stable outlook. Moody’s Investors Service, meanwhile, had a negative outlook. Read More:

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