The Midnight Sun Memo by Matt Buxton

Matt Buxton
Alaska political news, analysis, recaps and commentary.
Created 14 Jan 2021
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  • One last Lora Reinbold newsletter for 2021
    29 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Good evening, Alaska! I hope everyone’s Christmas weekend was excellent and, importantly, as safe as possible for you ice-soaked communities (of which it sure looks like Anchorage will be joining toni...
  • Redistricting and omicron, oh my
    24 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Merry Christmas Eve Eve, Alaska! In this edition: The Alaska Redistricting Board had its second day in court and already there’s some big trouble brewing over access to the board’s mapping files and r...
  • ‘This is going to be a real nightmare.’ Redistricting lawsuit gets underway
    21 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Good evening, Alaska! In this edition: The redistricting lawsuits have their first day in court, laying out an incredibly fast turnaround, brewing battles over records and concerns of delay tactics. A...
  • Dunleavy's budgeting 'like a bunch of drunken monkeys'
    18 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Happy Friday, Alaska! In this edition: The governor’s budget is looking GREAT! Bigger PFD, increases to areas that he’s cut in recent years and all while not running a deficit for the first time in a ...
  • Let's look into the redistricting lawsuits
    16 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 3 1
    Good evening, Alaska! In this edition: The Alaska Redistricting Board got a closed-door look at the five lawsuits challenging its maps and wrapped up with one more flex of the conservative majority’s ...
  • Surprise! Bronson did, in fact, meddle with the city's water supply.
    15 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 5 2
    Good evening, Alaska! In this edition: I really did get into my redistricting lawsuit recap when, surprise, the Bronson administration conceded that it did, in fact, meddle with the city’s water suppl...
  • Anchorage is a clown car and Bronson’s at the wheel
    14 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Good evening, Alaska! In this edition: My planned look at the redistricting lawsuits takes a backseat to the clown car that is Anchorage’s executive branch following a gobsmacking report of impropriet...
  • 'What the hell is going on?'
    11 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Happy Friday, Alaska! In this edition: Angela Rodell is out as the head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation following a secretive board meeting, leaving us all wondering “What the hell is going o...
  • Back in Twitter Jail.
    09 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Good afternoon, Alaska! In this edition: Twitter Jail. And my song of 2021, according to YouTube Music. Back in Twitter jail The Great Escape (1963) Ah, Twitter Jail. I have not missed you one bit. Af...
  • Bronson's undermining the city
    08 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Good evening, Alaska! In this edition: Circling back around to the city of Anchorage’s credit ratings and why it looks like Bronson is doing everything to undermine the city. Critical credit ratings T...
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