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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...be sent back to the Legislature.Lawmakers have repeatedly said they support revenue sharing. Many legislators are former mayors or city council members and know first-hand the benefits of revenue sharing. Speaking on statewide radio last week...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...economy and increase revenue."It will be an enduring, iconic element" for all Alaskans when finished, Watt said.Former Mayor Bruce Botelho attended the meeting specifically to witness the long-awaited whale project move closer to completion...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/giant-whale-statue-arrive-summer
Local
Canada border hours worry Hyder residents

...putting a chain across your own driveway.""We consider ourselves one community," said Angela Brand Danuser, former mayor of Stewart. "We do everything together, and everything that Stewart does, we promote it as Stewart and Hyder...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/canada-border-hours-worry-hyder-residen
State
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

After Gov. Bill Walker appointed two former state senators and a former mayor to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors - the group overseeing the state's efforts to develop a liquefied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/walker-announces-gas-board-replacements
State
Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

...the Senate floor as a pragmatist and optimist who knows his state well. Begich was born and raised in Alaska and is a former mayor of the state's largest city. His father, the late Nick Begich, was a U.S. representative whose plane went missing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-12/begich-bids-emotional-farewell-us-senat
State
Construction to begin on Icy Strait Point dock

...September.Few in Hoonah denied the need for a cruise ship dock; what they differed on is where the dock should be built. Former Mayor Seferino Villarreal, Vice-Mayor Mary Erickson and others supported a dock at Shaman Point, between Icy Strait Point...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-28/construction-begin-icy-strait-point-doc
Local
Parnell throws in the towel

...has been an honor to serve as governor of Alaska for more than five years," Parnell wrote.Walker, an attorney and former mayor of Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. He is scheduled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/parnell-throws-towel
State
Begich battles partisan undertow

...the same sentence as President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.Meanwhile Begich, the gregarious former mayor of Anchorage and son of a beloved congressman who died in a plane crash in 1972, tries to turn every discussion toward...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/begich-battles-partisan-undertow
State
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...which will soon grace our downtown waterfront.A longtime undertaking by a group of local resident, including our late former Mayor Bill Overstreet, this large-scale arts project has the potential to be an iconic feature of our community. We congratulate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-12/my-turn-site-future-whale-sculpture-l
Opinion
Southeast lands $6.7M in PILT payments

...property within their jurisdiction. As a whole, Alaska has more than 255 million acres of qualifying land."As a former mayor, I know what these funds can mean for Alaska's small communities surrounded by federal lands," U.S. Sen. Mark...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-20/southeast-lands-67m-pilt-payments
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