After Presidential Election, How Will Alaska Fare?
Oil and gas development top issue
ANCHORAGE - In the aftermath of a divisive election, Alaskans are talking about how they think a new president might affect their lives. Obama supporters, naturally felt more optimistic, but Romney voters worried about the economy. Whichever side, though, Alaskans had questions about one particular issue – oil and gas.
Whether they were concerned about the environmental impacts of offshore drilling or that decreasing throughput will impact the state budget, oil was high on the list of concerns.
Healthcare is another important issue. KTVA talked to two medical workers who say Obama's on the right path. "I have high hopes that President Obama's plans with healthcare will continue," said Christine Dittrich, “so we'll see more people with appropriate healthcare coverage."
Alaska's Republican governor Sean Parnell has taken a strong stance against Obamacare, rejecting federal money for a healthcare exchange.