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Empire Editorial: Vote yes on 3, no on 4

...Engineers and scientists should take the lead during permitting conversations, not lawmakers under pressure from industry lobbyists. There are plenty of productive, environmentally safe mines in salmon-rich areas. Look at Kensington Mine or...
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate seafood processing and bars and restaurants. That was contrary to the usual warnings of gloom and doom from industry lobbyists. More jobs at better wages? We think Alaskan voters will take that deal any day - and will do so by voting "yes...
Letter to the Editor: We're mad as hell and not going to take it

...legislative offices by the FBI and the subsequently released recordings revealing our elected officials toadying up to industry lobbyists and accepting petty bribes and gifts in a similar attempt to cut taxes. Nothing has changed. Without the votes...
An 'F' on this report card

...colleagues Cathy Geissel and John Coghill were awarded an A+ and A-. Go figure: Geissel is married to an oil industry lobbyist (literally) and Coghill is arguably the most party line Republican senator.It is presumable that this year's...
SB 21 is oil indsutry entitlement spending

...minutes apiece at the show committee hearings, oil industry lobbyists get unlimited access to legislators and administration...the public to have its say. The extra in-house industry lobbyists (the Parnell administration), and the law passed...
Opinion | AK legislature
From your pocket to Exxon's

...SB 185 and HB 61. The original versions of both bills were more modest giveaways. Then the governor and the oil industry lobbyists got involved late in the session and the numbers started to get gross fast. When a politician is fishing for campaign...
Tech Wit: The truth behind the debates

...the Commission on Presidential Debates since 1986. The commission is run by Frank Fahrenkopf, a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. This could explain my need for extra-strength pain relievers while I'm watching the debates. Apparently...
My Turn: Taxpayer-subsidized logging is poor forest management

...areas alone. Taxpayers can expect to lose $150 million dollars or more during this five-year period. With timber industry lobbyist Mark Rey as the new undersecretary of Agriculture and Steve "never saw a road he didn't like" Brink as Region...
Alaska Digest

...D-Anchorage, said Renkes is a potential liability in the negotiations. He questioned Renkes' past as an oil industry lobbyist and the ethical cloud around Renkes' connections with KFx Inc. "The people of the state deserve public servants...
$1 billion deficit may bring about long-range plan

...opposition while advancing on their own. A proposed "dime a drink" increase in the alcohol tax drew fire from liquor industry lobbyists, who said it was unfair to single them out. Hammond said they "descended like cockroaches on Juneau." But the...


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