COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION IS NOW IN SESSION
Both Alaska Public Media and the University of Alaska have advertising pushes underway to preserve their state funding. The Legislature has five days left in its regular session, and will deliver its budget to the governor shortly thereafter. Gov. Michael Dunleavy is then expected to trim spending back or even call the Legislature back into special session.
The video ads for the University of Alaska are showing up on
television, YouTube, and Facebook. There are also campaign-style signs around Anchorage that state: “UA Strong.”
Under Gov. Bill Walker, these right-of-way signs like the one spotted below would be considered illegal and DOT would have removed them, but these are gentler times:
Public broadcasting ads are showing on YouTube and Facebook. They direct people to “Do democracy” and call the governor’s office to tell the governor public broadcasting wants its money.