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My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction

...lifelong Alaskan, I remember Congressman Nick Begich and the tragic 1972 plane crash that took his life and that of House Majority Leader Hale Boggs.Rather than a snide response to the ad that Simpson describes, I did feel sympathetic. Sen. Begich's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-sen-begich-serves-distinction
Opinion
Pro-pot group gets support from some parents

...keep it away from teens."The list of supporters includes Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl and former state House Majority Leader Kyle Johansen.Kiehl told KTOO that he would rather see public safety dollars spent on preventing domestic violence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-29/pro-pot-group-gets-support-some-parents
State
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...Sigmund's father was Hale Boggs, the powerful, 13-term congressman from Louisiana. In 1972, while serving as House Majority Leader, he came to Alaska to help fellow Democrat Nick Begich, a freshman representative, win re-election to Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-15/my-turn-begich-hasnt-lived-uncle-teds
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/embattled-sen-begichs-secret-weapon-ala
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-10/my-turn-dont-let-legislature-fool-ala
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/youngest-lawmaker-making-national-name
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-permanent-fund-tops-50-billion
State | AK legislature
Legislature brings gas line, spending talk

...credits, and higher-than-expected deductible lease expenditures. Provisions of the new tax kicked in Jan. 1.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said he doesn't believe the state will get a gas line if it reverts to the old...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-04-21/education-sticking-point-session-end
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimu
State | AK legislature

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