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My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...Legislative Information Office in Anchorage. The pig wasn't the building as he implied; it was the deal the Anchorage Republican had signed on behalf of the Legislative Council. Now, the House should accept the Senate's decision not to...
Backup LIO building needs $2.5M for improvements

...come out to be about $45 million, according to a Legislative Research Services report.A March 2014 report from Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker's office stated the Legislature could have purchased the entire building for about $28 million...
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Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...likely to let Walker completely abandon the state-led 36-inch pipeline plan, however.Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican who co-sponsored legislation authorizing the backup gas pipeline, says if may be legally difficult for the governor...
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately.McGuire, an Anchorage Republican who voted for the initiative, said her bill also might address marijuana advertising and drug safety issues...
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

ANCHORAGE - Republicans increased their majority in the Alaska Senate in Tuesday's elections and wasted no time choosing new leaders for the incoming...
Parnell, Walker outline Native views

ANCHORAGE - Republican Alaska incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell and independent challenger Bill Walker weighed in on various issues Friday during a candidate...
Sullivan leads Begich in Senate race

ANCHORAGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan led Democratic Sen. Mark Begich with the majority of precincts counted in Alaska's hotly...
Fairbanks Senate ad invokes Koch brothers

ANCHORAGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is being slammed in a new TV ad airing in Fairbanks for support he's drawn from an outside...
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...Council recommended.The $44 million remodel was launched after Legislative Council Chairman Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, signed a no-bid, 10-year lease extension.Hawker's Democratic opponent Sam Combs called the furniture...
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...Research at UAA, attributes only 4 percent of the state's decline in revenue to the new oil tax structure.Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel chairs the Senate Resources Committee, and said the Goldsmith report is evidence that the...


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