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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...
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...
Murkowski, Knowles begin the transition exciting," Murkowski said Wednesday, the day after being elected. Jim Clark, a Juneau attorney and timber industry lobbyist who has handled Murkowski's personal finances, was appointed to head the transition team. Clark said he will...
Commissioner background

...paper to learn our new Department of Environmental Conservation leader spent much of her recent career as a timber industry lobbyist. According to the Anchorage paper, Ernesta Ballard headed up Cape Fox Corporation timber operations, worked for...


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