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Wilken proposes dividends for city governments

...would create a sustainable community dividend program to share revenue with local governments, under a plan state Sen. Gary Wilken plans to propose. If the Alaska Legislature backs up the Fairbanks Republican, the plan would distribute an estimated...
Wrangell: Bill promotes new boroughs

...form a borough developed new urgency with the introduction of Senate Bill 323 on Feb. 25 by Fairbanks Republican Sen. Gary Wilken. The measure requires mandatory borough formation for six regions of the state and names Wrangell/Petersburg as one...
Finance co-chair criticizes energy assistance program

...governor's proposed $6.45 million small city energy assistance program seems arbitrary and potentially divisive, Sen. Gary Wilken said Monday. The energy assistance money would be given to 125 communities in grants from $25,000 to $75,000...
Alaska editorial: State's road construction plans are encouraging

...People are talking about building things and the leaders of our state have not talked that way for some time. Sen. Gary Wilken forwarded a resolution supporting construction of a road linking the Chena and Circle hot springs resorts, and the...
State and local briefs health coverage would cost insurance companies $16 a year per person for everyone in a health plan, said Sen. Gary Wilken, a Fairbanks Republican and the bill's sponsor. ``The cost is much more for unwanted pregnancies,'' Wilken...
Senate GOP announces committee leaders

...majority announced committee leadership assignments Wednesday, picking Mat-Su Sen. Lyda Green and Fairbanks Sen. Gary Wilken to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Wilken will oversee the capital budget and the flow of legislation...
Alaska editorials: Budget deficit inevitable

This editorial first appeared in The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Sound off on the important issues at Sen. Gary Wilken's soapbox has been reduced to the size of a matchbox as the result of his relegation to minority status in the state...
North Slope leaders protest petroleum reserve legislation

...effects on villages from oil and gas development in the neighboring National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. Bill sponsor Sen. Gary Wilken, R-Fairbanks, contends the money has been misused because it often pays for projects that are not directly linked...
My turn: How the Legislature can control school costs

A conclusion in search of a study" is a clever quip from Senate Finance Chairman Gary Wilken, regarding the area cost differential (ACD). This study attempts to fairly calculate the relative costs of educating students...
Senate funds base-closure panel

...closure announcement. Kulis Air National Guard Station in Anchorage would close completely. Senate Finance Co-Chairman Gary Wilken, R-Fairbanks, said the state has to try to keep those cuts from happening. The 15-member task force created by...


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