The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker's budget, the first shot in what's expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker's central campaign planks.
The oil industry is continuing to turn up the political heat on lawmakers reluctant to cut taxes on North Slope production even as Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed tax restructuring appears to be put off until next year.
The "Tea Party" movement flies in the face of what the true patriots in Boston stood for. Corporate lobbying-run groups are creating the illusion of grass roots protests at the health care town hall meetings.