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My Turn: Sullivan fought to silence Alaskans

...Alaskans Act". Here is why: Section 1 of HB 77, as originally written, allowed the...disturbed with Sullivan when he tried, through HB 77, to deprive individual Alaskans of the...code for "silencing" and demanded that HB 77 be halted. Responding to an avalanche...
Letter: Protecting retirees 'windfall' payments

...The Social Security Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Mark Begich.A companion bill in the House, HB 1795, is sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis from Illinois. The bill is supported in both chambers by Republicans and Democrats...
My Turn: Sullivan and Parnell promoted Pebble Mine over Alaskans' objections

...commissioner, Sullivan led the effort to pass the controversial HB 77, the "Silencing Alaskans Act." Sullivan's bill ran into...Bipartisan members of the state legislature stopped Sullivan's bill. HB 77 also would have shut Alaskans out of the local resource development...
HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...and to help ease the pain of current generations.We began arriving around noon on Easter Sunday, and shortly after 3 a.m. HB 216 passed, making an incredible statement for the state of Alaska. If you have never been a second-class citizen in the only...
My Turn: A reminder there is always a '12th player' in the Alaska Legislature

...The consideration of the new amendments to HB 77 is a testament to people taking back...Resources released the new amendments for HB 77. Like the 12th player for the Seahawks...Alaska, submitted resolutions opposing HB 77. There have been hundreds of people...
Letter: It is about the money

...about keeping the light on local government ? vote 'No" on HB 275. It was full of disingenuous dribble meant to instill fear...citizens informed.What the Empire fails to tell you is that HB 275 is a permissive bill. It would require a local ordinance...
Letter: HB 77 an attack on public process

...informed readers that the public hearings for HB 77 have been canceled because of the approaching holidays and legislative session. HB 77 (aka, "The Silencing Alaskans Act...stand to lose a slew of essential rights. HB 77 would allow the Department of Natural...
My Turn: Rural Alaska deserves trained, certified officers

A bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature last year by Rep. Bryce Edgmon, HB 199, would authorize Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the course of their duties. The bill attempts to give...
My Turn: HB 77 will deprive Alaskans of their rights

...But many are unaware of the impact this law has on our constitutional rights. Once stripped away we will not get them back.If HB 77 passes, many prior laws passed to protect important fish, wildlife and water resources will be overruled. This bill was...
My Turn: Alaska met the challenge of its unfunded pensions

...Alaska's retirement obligations. Specifically, HB385 moves an additional $2 billion to the TRS and $1 billion to the PERS. HB 385 is especially important to Alaska's municipalities. While school districts and municipalities have been shielded from these...


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