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My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...eliminated in 2013. I'm proud to restore Alaska hire, in the nonpartisan spirit of putting Alaskans first.Alaska's legislature worked for many years to ensure Alaska construction jobs went to Alaskans. Legislators established very clear...
My Turn: The Senate majority needs a lesson in listening

...ideas they think aren't worthy of discussion.Imagine if super majorities normally presided over Congress and Alaska's legislature. It wouldn't be necessary to build bipartisan support for any legislation. Gridlock would end, but before...
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

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Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...would provide a significant reduction in the release of pollutants into the atmosphere."Of course, now that Alaska's Legislature has drawn attention to the Boeing situation, one can be certain that Inslee, Murray and the Seattle City Council...
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...People in all communities where ferries dock, and all along the state's highways, overwhelmingly agree that Alaska's legislature should approach the Marine Highway not merely as essential transportation but also as a resource of great potential...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...outcome.ProposalCreate an Alaska Higher Education Land-Grant Equivalency Plan. Despite the best intentions of Alaska's legislature, recognize the improbability of ever receiving a significant selection of accessible, high-value state land...
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

...for Rep. Joe Green from 1998 to 2002.Jardell was working for Green during the representative's push to move Alaska's Legislature from Juneau to Anchorage, but he lived in Juneau during that time and is not supportive of a capital move, he...
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Shameful and shameless

The obstructionists in Alaska's Legislature are disgraceful. You all know who you are - and so do most Alaskans. You serve special interests while the real business of running...
My Turn: Preserve Denali Kid Care

Alaska's Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 105, legislation that if signed into law will make it more difficult for children from low-income...
Legislature's numbers up there with big states'

...New Jersey or Florida when it comes to pay, staffing and time spent on the job. There may be good reasons why Alaska's Legislature seems to be better paid and have more staff than other sparsely populated Western states, said Karl Kurtz, director...


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