Latest Alaska State Legislature News

Recounts set this week for 2 Alaska legislative races

Dec. 06, 2022 20:58 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Recounts in two Anchorage-area legislative races are scheduled to take place this week, a top state elections official said Tuesday. A recount is planned for Wednesday in the Senate District E race and for Thursday in the House District 15 race, Division of...

Alaska Democrats, Republicans form coalition Senate majority

Nov. 25, 2022 22:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state Senate will have a coalition of Democrats and Republicans serving as a majority caucus next January, officials announced. Friday. The coalition will include nine Democrats and eight Republicans, leaving three members of the 20-seat chamber...

Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House losses

Nov. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried...

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Nov. 24, 2022 07:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and...

GOP's Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate race

Nov. 23, 2022 23:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the...

Democrat Mary Peltola wins reelection to U.S. House in Alaska's at-large Congressional District

Nov. 23, 2022 20:13 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola wins reelection to U.S. House in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.

Candidate eligibility lawsuit tossed on procedural grounds

Nov. 18, 2022 20:40 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday dismissed as “procedurally flawed” a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat. The lawsuit filed late last month alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet...

Peltola holds early lead in Alaska House race

Nov. 09, 2022 03:50 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola led in early first-choice returns in Tuesday's ranked choice election for Alaska's only House seat, leading Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich. Peltola embraced the legacy of her Republican predecessor, the late Rep. Don...

EXPLAINER: How ranked choice voting works in Alaska

Nov. 09, 2022 03:24 AM EST

One voter, one ballot. Sure. But in Alaska this year, that's not the whole story. In a sort of poll within a poll, Alaskans rank their choices as part of a new system that kicked off earlier this year. The first ranked choice contest under the system was an August...

Republicans will hold Alaska Senate seat in a race that will go to ranked choice voting

Nov. 09, 2022 03:07 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will hold Alaska Senate seat in a race that will go to ranked choice voting.