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Empire Editorial: In closing one loophole, lawmakers about to open a bigger one

...Alaska House is considering a bill some legislators say will clean up mudslinging and frivolous accusations against incumbent lawmakers. The problem with the bill is that instead of cleaning up politics, it will sweep dirt under the rug.HB235...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-27/empire-editorial-closing-one-loophole
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Specifically, conventional wisdom has it that - sheltering themselves behind the impeachment imbroglio - the incumbent lawmakers will unite to kill off the independent counsel statute when it comes up for renewal in June. Unless concerned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020199/Ope_freedmancol.shtml
Peggy Wilson finds her voice

...freshmen were totally amazed about that," said Wilson, adding they also were taken aback by the attitudes of some incumbent lawmakers. "The rest who had been there didn't think that was a big deal at all. We were saying, 'You can't keep...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010602/Ins_wilson.shtml
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Wait a few months to judge the Senate

...Specifically, conventional wisdom has it that - sheltering themselves behind the impeachment imbroglio - the incumbent lawmakers will unite to kill off the independent counsel statute when it comes up for renewal in June. Unless concerned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020199/Ope_freedmancol.html
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Kohring faces challenge to his residency

...legislative office in the capital during the five-month session of the Legislature rather than rent an apartment. The incumbent lawmaker faces a challenge from Republican Steven D. Menard in the Aug. 27 primary. Janet Kowalski, director of the state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060602/sta_legkohring.shtml
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Murkowski has done well and deserves second term

...petroleum production tax and approve a gas line contract amended as recommended in public hearings. We expect incumbent lawmakers and the governor to be re-elected. Buried under the controversy over the taxes and the gas contract, is the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061806/opi_20060618002.shtml
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State Briefs

...established and maintained a physical presence in the district," wrote elections Director Janet Kowalski. The incumbent lawmaker has no Republican challenger. Marci Schmidt is seeking the nomination of the Alaskan Independence Party in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070902/sta_stbriefs.shtml
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Primary knocks out House speaker candidate, another still hanging

...River Republican also vying for House speaker, was unopposed in his party's primary. James wasn't the only incumbent lawmaker losing her seat in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Drew Scalzi, a moderate Republican from Homer who was involved in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082802/sta_houseelct.shtml
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Campaign finance reform goes to ballot

...Cleary said high contribution limits give incumbents the advantage in elections. He noted that not a single incumbent lawmaker was removed from power by a challenger in the recent election. "I think there's probably a lot of truth in that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113004/sta_20041130003.shtml
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Alaska Editorial: Tighten disclosure law, not campaign contributions

...that current state contribution limits give incumbents the advantage in elections, pointing out that not a single incumbent lawmaker was beaten by a challenger in the recent elections. Of course incumbents - of either party - have advantages...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120704/opi_20041207018.shtml
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