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Letter: Education needs to be bipartisan effort

...the end of session we're not alone in the House in voting to reverse years of classroom cuts. Public education should be bipartisan again. I'm hopeful we can come together for a bill that at least prevents more cuts. The governor's oil tax giveaway...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-13/letter-education-needs-be-bipartisan-
Letters
Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...that the costs associated with this initiative far outweigh the benefits," she said, noting that marijuana opposition is bipartisan.Williams also said that her group reached out to Project SAM for information, and hasn't received any money from the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-pot-supporters-make-deal-opponen
State | AK legislature
My Turn: This budget deficit is different

...Luckily there is a solution.Gov. Parnell is pushing a bipartisan policy that simply moves $3 billion from our savings account...can down the road." We should all support Parnell and this bipartisan effort to make smart decisions for the long-term betterment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-budget-deficit-different
Opinion
Parnell education bill critiqued in joint hearing

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill drew bipartisan criticism during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Education committees Monday.Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-04/parnell-education-bill-critiqued-joint-
State
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has taken the lead in a bipartisan effort to keep Alaska's incarceration rate from swallowing...bill's passage.The evolution of the bill has been highly bipartisan."I'm excited when we have the most liberal legislator...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/crime-bill-tries-slow-alaska-incarcerat
State | AK legislature
Hawaii, Alaska, territories team up on Jones Act

...difficult for individuals. It's difficult for families. It's difficult for small businesses as well.Slom is part of a bipartisan group of Hawaii lawmakers pushing Congress to reconsider the Jones Act or to consider a waiver for noncontiguous states and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/hawaii-alaska-territories-team-jones-ac
State | AK legislature
Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply

...intercountry adoption with them," Johnson said.Johnson expressed hope that Congress would support a bill introduced with bipartisan support last year - the Children in Families First Act - that would encourage more adoptions of foreign orphans. It would...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/foreign-adoptions-americans-decline
Neighbors
Opinion: Transparency: Not Republican, not Democrat

...weather, officials could choose to work together. The lack of and need for true government transparency should be truly be a bipartisan cause. Any elected officials who truly care about public service in a real and meaningful way and fully understand what a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-20/opinion-transparency-not-republican-n
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...incarceration rate of all 50 states, and if trends continue, all the state's prisons will be full within two years. A bipartisan crime bill sponsored by Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, aims to lower the state's imprisonment numbers.Thumbs up...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-10/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Push Congress for child care help

...benefits of this bill to even more Alaska families and tribes. After an 18-year hiatus, this bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support. It is in the House of Representatives awaiting a vote. Alaskans should demand the House approve this measure as...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-26/push-congress-child-care-help
Opinion

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