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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...their eastern cousins by the relative lack of private lands for development and taxation.Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives endorsed a measure that would call on the federal government to hand over huge swaths of federal land there...
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Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...The bill is unconstitutional," wrote Alpheus Bullard, legislative counsel for the state.On Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, would require...
Opinion | AK legislature
In Anchorage mayor's race, a money trail leads to Juneau

...he said of the Juneau job.Anchorage's position has more authority, probably akin to a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, Sanford said.Running for his seat in 2012, Sanford raised less than $35,000. His opponent raised...
My Turn: Alaska LNG project

...represents House District 28 (Anchorage) in the Alaska House of Representatives. Mike Chenault, a Republican, is Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives and represents House District 29 (Kenai...
Empire Editorial: Don't delete history

...should never be deleted, especially as we're still writing it.That's what a bill moving through the Alaska House of Representatives would do by removing court records for cases that have been dismissed or acquitted.House Bill 11, sponsored...
Letter: Cutting WWAMI program will hurt Alaska's future doctors

As a future medical student from Fairbanks, I was shocked to hear the news that the Alaska House of Representatives has passed a budget plan that involves the elimination of its participation in the collaborative medical school known as the WWAMI...
School choice talk turns into ideological debate

Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed bills that created Great Alaska Earthquake Day and Alaska Law Enforcement Officers Day unanimously and without much discussion...
State | AK legislature
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

...evening.A stack of minority-sponsored amendments were heard and systematically rejected during a lengthy Alaska House of Representatives floor session. The budget came fresh from the House Finance committee, which cut $229 million in general...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Know what you eat

...Geran Tarr represents the Anchorage neighborhoods of Airport Heights, Mountain View and Russian Jack in the Alaska House of Representatives. She can be reached at 907-360-4047 or
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

...have passed Erin's Law. Last year, Erin's Law passed in the Alaska Senate but failed to pass in the Alaska House of Representatives. With early bi-partisan support, there's no reason Erin's Law cannot become law this year - abuse...


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