Skip to comments.Oil taxes top session agenda, but some GOP lawmakers say it's time to look at social issues
Posted on 11/19/2012 5:18:25 AM PST by thackney
Republicans are looking to capitalize on their newfound control of the Alaska Legislature, taking on oil taxes and raising social issues dear to more conservative members.
This month's elections helped dismantle the bipartisan coalition that has ruled the Senate since 2007 and resulted in Republicans controlling both legislative chambers - and holding the governor's office - for the first time since 2006.
Gov. Sean Parnell, who arguably stands to gain the most politically in this new environment with re-election or a possible U.S. Senate bid looming, said he was pleased with the results. GOP gains, particularly on the Senate side, show "Alaskans are concerned about the economy, and wanted to change some of the direction there," he said. (Parnell has not announced his plans for 2014 yet.)
During the campaign, GOP leaders, including Parnell, took aim at Democratic members of the coalition, which they cast as obstructionist on issues including changes to Alaska's oil tax structure....
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Did that weaselly little Rat Hollis French get re-elected?
Alaska is now one of 30 state governments controlled by conservatives and patriots. That’s up from 25 in 2010. For all you people whining and b*tching, asking where is a political force and an army to take on the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington, here it is.
Get involved. The atmosphere is ripe to elect constitutional officers in states across the country. We need more constitutional sheriffs in counties. In states, rats are losing state-wide offices and legislative seats.
GET RID OF THE ETHANOL SUBSIDIES AND ETHANOL and stop making us put corn in our car. I haven't had a good steak in 4 years.