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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...he blamed for his father's death. Nick Begich was Alaska's lone congressman when the plane carrying him and House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., vanished en route to Juneau in 1972. Mark was 10.Looking back, stories he heard about...
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list of rising political stars."Shows you...
State | Local
Education a sticking point as session ends

...the Senate approach to someone in a financial pinch getting a onetime bonus when they need a permanent raise.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said the funding piece for education was a key point of difference. He said some...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Wage - said Saturday that he has "no confidence" the same thing wouldn't happen again.After the meeting, House majority leader Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, told the Empire that this Legislature shouldn't be assumed to do the same...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Permanent Fund tops $50 billion

...Alaskans in 1976."It is amazing that the first $700 million deposit in 1977 has grown to $50 billion today," House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said in a press release. "As we look to the future of the Fund, the sky is the...
State | AK legislature
Democrat files complaint against radio host which he's a partner, was paid nearly $7,000 by the Sullivan campaign. Mary Ann Pruitt, wife to state House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, is a majority owner in the firm, according to a state corporation report.Stieren, on his show...
Stalemate on education reform continues

...Parnell at one meeting Sunday - all failed."The biggest issue is the BSA... whether it's in or out," House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said. "There's going to be give and take. We may lose on some, and they may...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...intelligence of Alaskan voters. Protestations by House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt notwithstanding, his majority would...for the August ballot as Ballot Measure 3. While House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt claims it is wrong to assume history...
At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...for the people, and we try to, but the isolation here causes us only to interact with each other at times."House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt of Anchorage says it is Lynn's life experiences and sharp wit that has made him valuable to the...
State | AK legislature
Meeting of the minds is head-on collision

...believe our students are our most valuable resource when all is said and done, then we have to use everything."House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said he is not sure there is a "best" way to address the education funding issue...
State | AK legislature


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