What else?

Excuse us for asking, but how is it that two Alaska legislators appear to each be holding two state positions at the same time – something barred by the Alaska Constitution? Where is the news media?

Reported only by MustReadAlaska.com, Democrat Rep. Liz Snyder, District 27, is a member of the Alaska House of Representatives since last year and is advertising for enrollment for a class she will teach this fall at the University of Alaska Anchorage under her aka name, Elizabeth Hodges.

Snyder’s public official financial disclosure shows she was paid up to $100,000 last year by the University of Alaska, the website reported.

Democrat Rep. Geran Tarr, District 19, lists herself as adjunct faculty member at UAA. Her financial disclosure shows she made between $2,000 and $5,000 last year for classes at UAA, while she was a legislator, the website reports. She’s been teaching classes there since 1999, and has been a legislator since 2013.

Here, in part is what the constitution says: No legislator may hold any other office or position of profit under the United States or the state.

Kaboom! Seems clear to us.

What is not so clear is why the mainstream news media in this state is so deeply asleep that lawmakers can flout the constitution under their noses. It leaves us to wonder: What else is going on?

3 Responses to What else?

  1. Dave May 3, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Morrigan
    It’s great and appropriate to request that this governor step in and act like the leader we voted for him to be. BUT He has never and will never lead as we need him to , he simply isn’t capable
    I’m sorry to report the facts

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  2. Charlie Bussell May 2, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    How did this get overlooked when Lance was challenging the vote at election time ..?? Liz Synder should never been allowed to take the office …!!Seems like a lot of the folks were asleep at the switch and now what is going to get done to straighten out this mess..!! Both need to be excused from further legislative activities until the proper solution is reached…

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  3. Morrigan May 2, 2021 at 10:18 am

    To Governor Dunleavy, may we request Alaska’s Attorney General: (a) sue Tarr and Snyder to recover money paid to them by UAA during their terms as elected representatives and, (b) determine what disciplinary actions may be appropriate against UAA managers who approved Tarr’s and Snyder’s employment during their terms as elected representatives.
    .
    Thank you.

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