Anchorage Edition: December 5, 2008
Each week, host Michael Carey gathers journalists and commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:
- Anchorage Assembly and (outgoing) Begich administration are dealing with union contracts
- Will the campaign for the Mayor’s seat begin right after the new year? And whol will run?
- Mark Begich is headed to the U.S. Senate, unseating Ted Stevens. What happens to federal appropriations for Alaska going forward?
- Can Senator Murkowski and Representative Young do more to bring in more money for Alaska?
- Will Begich have access to some Alaska funds from other Democrats because they want to protect a seat that hasn’t been in Democratic hands for decades?
- Governor Palin has been criticized for not sticking around Alaska much lately. Fair criticism? Unfair?
- Who do you talk to when you want something done in Alaska government, when Palin is out of the state?
- Palin introduces a boost in state healthcare funding this week.
- National attention for Palin remains largely unabated; is returning to Alaska a let-down?
- Price of oil may be headed down to $30
- How will the Legislature behave when faced with a huge budget shortfall?
- Will there be job losses in Alaska’s oil sector?
- What happens next to the PFD?
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HOST: Nellie Moore, independent journalist
- Paul Jenkins, conservative commentator
- Mike Bradner, Alaska Legislative Digest
- Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2
KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 11:00 p.m.
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