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Pipeline plan passes

...we realized it was the right thing to do," said House Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage.Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, best summarized the decision before the Legislature in his speech before the final vote: "Financially...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...clouds darkening Alaska's horizon can be attributed to the Boneless Chicken Ranch Caucus made up of Alaska House Reps. Jim Colver, R-Harcher Pass; Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage; Paul Seaton, R-Homer; Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; Neal...
Rising river threatens Glenn Highway

...the same area that lost additional riverbank."It's gone from erosion to flooding," Sykes said.State Rep. Jim Colver said Department of Transportation and Public Facilities staff determined on Monday that the encroaching water is an emergency...
Salary decrease squeaks through House

...testimony on House Bill 176, the 40 members of the House voted 21-19 to pass it on to the Senate.At first, Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, voted "no" on the bill, tying it up 20-20. But he changed his vote and the legislation eked by...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Jury duty legislation ill-conceived

...intentions, but the Legislature should reject it for the damage it would do to a bedrock institution of democracy.Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, introduced the bill. He says excusing schoolteachers from jury service during the school year will prevent...
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

...Without those six members' votes, it's unclear how the majority would be able to pass the bill on the floor.Reps. Jim Colver, R-Palmer; Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage; and Neal Foster, D-Nome, three of the six who signed the letter...
State | AK legislature
House OKs higher hunting, fishing fees

...ultimately can't support it," said Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage.Josephson's remarks were rebutted by Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, who replied that the bill is not related to predator control. "This bill does not have any directed...
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch

...hear a bill Monday that would exempt teachers from jury duty during the school term. In his sponsor statement, Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, called it a straightforward proposal to try to keep teachers in the classroom. An education bill passed...
State | AK legislature
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...are engaged in a common endeavor," Claman said to his colleagues. "That's what I tell myself every day."Rep. Jim Colver, R-Hatcher Pass, owns a surveying company and has government experience as a former member of the Mat-Su Borough...
Local | AK legislature
Board takes steps to aid Mat-Su salmon

...pike, shore erosion and other habitat problems have diminished Mat-Su salmon returns.Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Jim Colver praised the board after the vote and called it historic."We will look back on this action to implement conservation...
State | AK legislature


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