Sick and tired of political gridlock? There may be hope


Sick and tired of political gridlock?

It’s understandable. Congress, locked in partisan combat, isn’t getting much done.

In Juneau, there’s fighting over the size of the Permanent Fund Dividend.

Can politicians ever work together to get things done?

Actually they can, and are.

It’s like small flowers sprouting in arid desert after a rain, but there were encouraging signs of bipartisan action on bills during the Legislature’s regular session this spring, which ended May 19 (lawmakers are now meeting in a special session).

Clear evidence of this came in two minority Republican bills that passed the House, which is largely controlled by Democrats, and one minority Democrat bill that passed the Republican-controlled Senate as

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