Gov. Michael Dunleavy took to Twitter tonight to remind the House Republicans and Alaskans as a whole that Alaskans voted in a Republican House, a Republican Senate, and a Republican governor, and that voters expect a change in the House from the way it was run over the past two years.
“Elections have consequences, & the majority of Alaskans have chosen conservatives in
#AKLeg, and expect a republican led majority. With the budget coming out tomorrow and the house absent from work for the last month, it’s time to get to work and do the people’s business,” Dunleavy wrote.
For the past 30 days, the House of Representatives has not had a leader, and Tuesday afternoon, Republicans caucused, while plans were also under way to return Democrat Bryce Edgmon as Speaker, as he was over the past two years of Democrat control.
Only now, Edgmon has reregistered as an “undeclared” with either party, in order to make his leadership more palatable to Republicans.
It’s unusual for a governor to weigh in on the organization of the House or Senate, perhaps an indication that Dunleavy has run out of patience on the eve of his budget release.