A quick round-up:
First, anyone received a telephone poll about any of the Assembly races?
Second, look for a story tomorrow on Assemblyman Dick Traini’s age limit proposal. (See the post below for background.) Traini said today that it’s unusual for him to butt heads with the mayor, who can’t stand the idea.
Says Traini: “People that are friends can disagree.”
The issue is planned for a public hearing Tuesday, but Traini said it’s at the end of the agenda and the Assembly has to approve any and everything that it wants to get on the upcoming ballot that night too.
Meantime, the Alaska Democratic Party criticized Sen. Lisa Murkowski, saying she says she opposes a troop surge in Iraq but blocked an up-and-down vote on a resolution condemning Bush’s plan.
And the state Senate Majority talked about a new report that shows Medicaid costs will soar without reforms. If you can stomach some super heavy reading, the whole report can be found at www.aksenate.org.
Look for a story tomorrow from Daily News reporter Sabra Ayres.
According to the Senate Majority announcement: "Alaska’s Medicaid program has grown from less than 10 percent of the state’s operating budget ten years ago to 38 percent of the budget in FY 07."