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Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...opportunity of a confirmation vote is unacceptable."Walker's move isn't unprecedented. In 1983, then-Gov. Bill Sheffield issued a proclamation calling a joint session after the House declined to meet with the Senate to consider confirmations...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...issued an opinion stating that regardless of the vote, it was still unconstitutional. The administration of Gov. Bill Sheffield declined to press the issue.Now, Alaskans are being asked the same question, and the answer is still the same...
Opinion | AK legislature
Remembering MLK

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a state and federal holiday.The state of Alaska, under Gov. Bill Sheffield, established Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday in 1986, the same year it became a federal holiday. King has been dead...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...decade, there seemed to be money for everything. The Susitna-Watana hydroelectric dam had been shelved during Gov. Bill Sheffield's tenure in the 1980s - the victim of another downturn in the oil market. In 2008, surging revenues prompted Gov...
UAS chancellor to retire

...retire after 28 years with the university and 45 years of public service.After serving as a commissioner under Gov. Bill Sheffield, Pugh was brought on in 1986 under a special contract to help make decisions about reductions as the university faced...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...election. One of these came in 1982 when Dick Randolph, the independent, challenged Republican Tom Fink and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally Hickel, running under...
Sheffield urges defeat of oil tax repeal measure

SITKA - Former Gov. Bill Sheffield says repealing changes to Alaska's oil tax structure would be a mistake.Sheffield spoke Sunday at the Sitka Historical Society...
My Turn: The Governor's House is having a birthday - and you're invited

...their families to attend the celebration on the 19th. A brief program will include Clark Gruening and former Gov. Bill Sheffield talking about what their lives were like when they lived in the Governor's House.Sean and I invite the community...
An executive mansion or an Alaskan house?

...also became a state senator, is scheduled to speak today at the anniversary celebration, along with former Gov. Bill Sheffield.? Contact reporter Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or
State split on coastal issue

...residential and commercial developments.Former Gov. Tony Knowles says the program worked under five governors: Hammond, Bill Sheffield, Steve Cowper, Wally Hickel and himself."None of us found it in any way a problem. We used it to facilitate...


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