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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/fairbanks-senate-ad-invokes-koch-brothe
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/lawmakers-approve-500k-furniture-budget
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-05/analysis-sb21-working-hoped
State
Hearing addresses string of Alaska inmate deaths

...families of dead inmates and correctional officers.The packed hearing was convened by state Sen. Hollis French, an Anchorage Republican, in response to calls from constituents.Among those attending the hearing was Vernesia Gordon, the fiancee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-17/hearing-addresses-string-alaska-inmate-
State
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...into his first term, and it caught the attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/youngest-lawmaker-making-national-name
State | Local
Rent increases at Anchorage legislative office

...others in real estate said there were properties in midtown that would be cheaper.State Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, negotiated the lease. He says there was simply no other property that could offer a competing proposal, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-24/rent-increases-anchorage-legislative-of
State
The cost of travel by sea

...employees.But that bill is dead because there was "no support" among senators, said Sen. Lesil McGuire, an Anchorage Republican and Rules Committee chair who schedules bills for floor debate.At this point, an unwillingness to change the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...Alaska House of Representatives since 2000. He's the first three-term Speaker of the House, and one of the prime authors of the bill creating the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, along with Anchorage republican Mike Hawker.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-alaskans-want-best-and-hb383-
Opinion
Senate throws its support behind pair of Southeast mining projects

...declared its support for a pair of Southeast Alaska mining ventures Wednesday with the unanimous passage of an Anchorage Republican's bill.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage and a lieutenant governor hopeful, is the primary sponsor of SB99...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-27/senate-throws-its-support-behind-pair-s
State | AK legislature
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...National Instant Criminal Background Check System, used by licensed firearms dealers during transactions.An Anchorage Republican is trying to change that. Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, has proposed a bill requiring the state to report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/new-bill-would-close-loophole-gun-check
State | AK legislature

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