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Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...bill is unconstitutional," wrote Alpheus Bullard, legislative counsel for the state.On Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, would require...
Opinion | AK legislature
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...their eastern cousins by the relative lack of private lands for development and taxation.Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives endorsed a measure that would call on the federal government to hand over huge swaths of federal land there...
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In Anchorage mayor's race, a money trail leads to Juneau

...he said of the Juneau job.Anchorage's position has more authority, probably akin to a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, Sanford said.Running for his seat in 2012, Sanford raised less than $35,000. His opponent raised less...
My Turn: Alaska LNG project

...House District 28 (Anchorage) in the Alaska House of Representatives. Mike Chenault, a Republican, is Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives and represents House District 29 (Kenai).
Letter: Munoz for the House of Representatives

I support Cathy Munoz for the Alaska House of Representatives. While in the House, she has worked tirelessly on fishing issues and has helped through legislation to strengthen hatchery programs...
Empire Editorial: Don't delete history

...should never be deleted, especially as we're still writing it.That's what a bill moving through the Alaska House of Representatives would do by removing court records for cases that have been dismissed or acquitted.House Bill 11, sponsored...
Letter: Cutting WWAMI program will hurt Alaska's future doctors

As a future medical student from Fairbanks, I was shocked to hear the news that the Alaska House of Representatives has passed a budget plan that involves the elimination of its participation in the collaborative medical school known as the WWAMI...
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

...evening.A stack of minority-sponsored amendments were heard and systematically rejected during a lengthy Alaska House of Representatives floor session. The budget came fresh from the House Finance committee, which cut $229 million in general funds...
State | AK legislature
Alaska delegation splits on Homeland Security funding

...All three are Republicans.Homeland Security funding has been a hot issue in Congress, as Republicans in the House of Representatives have unsuccessfully tried to tie that funding to provisions that would have blocked implementation of President...
My Turn: Know what you eat

...Tarr represents the Anchorage neighborhoods of Airport Heights, Mountain View and Russian Jack in the Alaska House of Representatives. She can be reached at 907-360-4047 or


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