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Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...18-year-old stoner," said Bruce Schulte, an Anchorage architect who spoke for the proposition at an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate Oct. 13.Many have doubts about this, however, from the experience of Colorado and Washington state...
Time to pull together on schools

The following editorial ran in the Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 15:Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Michele Brown, president of United Way, and Hedy Eischeid of the National Education Association-Alaska...
Gov. Parnell proposes $12.4B state budget

...require using $1.1 billion in savings to balance before legislators get to work on it.Parnell told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce gathering where he unveiled his plan that he was leaving room for legislators to add and would work with them...
Alaska Senate candidates attend forum

...mine.Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and former Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan attended the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce forum Monday.Begich recently came out against the proposed Pebble mine, based on an Environmental Protection...
State spending rekindles an old debate

...when you say maximum sustainable yield, you think about salmon. On Nov. 11, however, four men at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon debated maximum sustainable yield for state spending.The question was: Is maximum sustainable yield...
Chamber keys in on three policy issues

...the government affairs committee. The flight carrying the planned speaker - Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce - was unable to land due to dense fog."We want to create an environment where you not only want to retain...
Gubernatorial candidates spar at forum

...Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott, the Anchorage Daily News reported.The candidates were questioned by Anchorage Chamber of Commerce members, with Walker hammering at the state's budget deficit, Mallott's sharpest retort coming on education...
Survey: Outside influences inhibit learning

...first time, we understand what's going on in the classroom," said Andrew Halcro, the president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.Over 1,160 teachers responded to the National Education Association-Alaska funded survey that was posted...
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My Turn: Medicaid expansion is right for Alaska

...Medicaid expansion is right for Alaska. The data is so compelling that the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Corporation (ANTHC) and others have come out supporting Medicaid expansion...
Task force members clash on education funding

...itself off a fiscal cliff, he said.But Andrew Halcro, a former state legislator and current president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, vehemently disagreed, arguing that such a statement "makes everything we're doing here irrelevant...


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