What was Murkowski talking about when he asked Binkley about unpaid taxes at last night’s debate? Stefan Milkowski, at the News-Miner, explains it in his story today:
“(Murkowski campaign manager Mike) Scott, at the news conference, criticized Binkley for supporting Knowles and for the refusal by his family’s riverboat business to enter into a lease with the state for a 1-acre parcel on the Chena River that the business uses.
Binkley acknowledged that the business has turned down multiple requests to enter leases, which would have required regular payments. He said the requests were unfair because the state does not levy fees equally among users across the state."
Click here to read the full story.
Meantime, if you're in Anchorage or Fairbanks, Amanda Coyne at the Press has a profile of Palin that includes more on the infamous Republican picnic.
Congressional Quarterly has a pretty lengthy analysis of Murkowski’s tenure here.
And, finally, my take on the debate last night was pretty short. The Juneau Empire's Elizabeth Bluemink has a comprehensive story here.