James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News
Anticipating a busy election season, Alaska constitutional convention opponents launch early campaign
A new bipartisan group, citing unusual interest in Alaska’s once-per-decade constitutional convention ballot question, has launched a new campaign to convince voters to reject a convention that could significantly change the state’s laws and government.
Prior attempts have not ended state-paid abortions, which are protected by rulings from the Alaska Supreme Court.
With Alaska struggling to hire, state legislators consider revived pension plans for public employees
Lawmakers abolished pensions for new employees in 2006 amid a multibillion-dollar shortfall in the pension fund, replacing them with a 401(k)-style retirement system.