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Letter: So close to stability

...leadership, we were six years from guaranteed dividends, a perpetual balanced budget and an economy free of booms and busts.So close. But it won't happen unless SB 21 is repealed.Ray Metcalfe Anchorage legislator (1978-82)

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-01/letter-so-close-stability
Letters
Kito on the issues

...There are different ways to try and get the money in there. I would support that just as much as I know the Anchorage legislators would support trying to get increases in their budgets to try and get back some of the teachers who are being...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/kito-issues
State | AK legislature
Not the time for new office building for legislators

...allow surpluses in the near or long term) - now is not the time to build a vastly expanded Office Building for Anchorage legislators. While Rep. Hawker (R-Anchorage) had his reasons, I think this decision failed to prioritize spending when...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-06/not-time-new-office-building-legislat
Opinion
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

...in Juneau during that time and is not supportive of a capital move, he said."When I accepted a job with an Anchorage legislator it gave us the opportunity to discover Juneau," Jardell said. "We live here because we love it. It's a great...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-24/new-city-lobbyist-brings-extensive-stat
State | Local
Bill Ray, longtime Juneau advocate, dies at 91

...Anchorage, Ray and his former-wife wrote songs for their children to sing at a talent show poking fun at an Anchorage legislator fighting to move the seat of government."He didn't just let it go after session, it was an all the time sort...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-09/bill-ray-longtime-juneau-advocate-dies-
Local
Anti-tobacco forces protest lack of spending

ANCHORAGE - Legislators are refusing to spend as much as they promised on a major state campaign against tobacco use, according to advocates with the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051302/sta_tobacco.shtml
News
State briefs

...position indicating radio beacon. Nordlund named Ulmer's statewide campaign coordinator ANCHORAGE - A former Anchorage legislator will work as statewide coordinator for Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer's bid for governor. Jim Nordlund has announced...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061302/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...going to guarantee a hunt but a guide should provide a certain level of service," said Rep. Ralph Samuels, the Anchorage legislator who spent three years pushing the bill through the Legislature. Fairbanks big game guide Virgil Umphenour supports...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080405/sta_20050804019.shtml
News
Legislators learn about mine suit

...said. Sound off on the important issues at During a joint Senate and House Resource Committee meeting held in Anchorage, legislators asked state officials, the mine operator and the group filing the lawsuit about any threats the mine may pose...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090106/sta_20060901039.shtml
News
Governor: Tap permafund for cities

...Murkowski's been dying to get his hands on the permanent fund since he was elected," said Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage. Legislators tapped the Amerada Hess account for the first time last session, spending $57 million for construction projects...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111105/sta_20051111011.shtml
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