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Outside editorial: Not so fast on FISA

...voted to extend those provisions, which expire at the end of the year, until 2017, and the chairman and vice chairman of the committee urged "quick action by the Senate and House to enact this extension."Not so fast. Congress is still owed...
Finance moves MTAB expansion ahead

...bill ultimately moved out of committee on a motion offered by Olson.Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, co-chairman of the committee, recommended in the committee report that the bill pass, as did Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks. Meyer's...
Committee restores 'Access Road' funds to capital budget

...out of committee, although it voted to adopt it as the working draft.Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, co-chairman of the committee for the capital budget, said he wanted to get the capital budget out for members to look over Saturday with...
Roller coaster for ed funding at hearing

...D-Anchorage, objected to the amendment brought forward by Wilson and Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, co-chairman of the committee."That $1.1 million decrement, I don't agree to," Gara said, describing his objection as a rare instance...
House committee shelves seasonal sales tax

...seasonal sales tax and consider a more simple tax plan. Rep. Jim Whitaker, a Republicans from Fairbanks and co-chairman of the committee, said Saturday there was not enough support to pursue a plan to impose a 2 percent year-round sales tax that...
House panel on hold for maternity leave

...maternity leave - for now at least. McGuire and Anderson, who wed last year, serve as chairwoman and vice chairman of the committee. The House leadership says it is looking to fill the void in their absence, but McGuire hopes it won't come...
$325 million approved for military in Alaska

...Fairbanks region, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, is chairman of the committee. Fort Wainwright projects in the bill, all of which were requested by the administration, include: The final...

...Tuesday's Empire incorrectly stated Myrl Thompson's role on the committee to recall Scott Ogan. Thompson is the chairman of the committee called Ogan is So Gone. Clarification An article about the ferry system headquarters' move to Ketchikan that...
Juneau to get its own millennium tree grove

...stairs on the hill behind the Fireweed Place senior apartments, said Christopher Mertl, landscape architect and chairman of the committee. "The idea is that you actually don't walk through (the grove) at a ground level. Because the stairs are...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the project from a bonds bill. The revised measure was scheduled for a Senate floor debate today. The co-chairman of the committee defended the move saying the Legislature likely will pass a major school-funding plan next year that would...


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