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Stalemate on education reform continues

...Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, and Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau.The free conference committee was given the authority to make virtually any changes to the bill - so long as it pertains to education - in...
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Photo: Convicted of bribery

...prison. He fell from the ranks of one of the most powerful legislators in the state, as co-chair of the Free Conference Committee, to a prisoner repairing furniture. Sound off on the important issues at
Revisionist history

...Hammond said in his book, I was the midwife who delivered it by using my power as president to discharge the Free Conference Committee and then appointing myself and two stalwarts to go over to the House to sign the bill. Freeman and Malone are...
State's political past not free of corruption

...felt would go in favor of Hohman, the article reported. Meekins and Hohman were co-chair of the "powerful free conference committee" that sifted through some 200 requests for more than $500 million of funding when the bribe was made. Meekins...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...consensus among the group, to offset previous rancor in the Legislature. Otherwise, there should be a "free" conference committee appointed that wouldn't be forced to choose between the existing House and Senate versions, she said. James...
House members misled Sen. Hoffman

...Hoffman, D-Bethel. Hoffman told me he was misled by House Finance members and their budget staff in the free-conference committee. Sound off on the important issues at When Hoffman called an at-ease to get more information, he was told...


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