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Funds cut for substance-abuse programs

...issue for us to sell as leaders of this state, and the issue here for me is one of personal responsibility," said Rep. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican. "Nobody puts a gun to their head and says you take (drugs and alcohol) ... Conversely...
The old shell game

...that it freed that money to fund smaller programs that didn't require a match for their grants. It also noted (Rep. Jim Holm) that it was a personal responsibility issue aimed toward substance abusers. This is apparently known as conservative...
Some legislators are penny-wise, pound-foolish

...treatment yields two and up to four dollars, and sometimes more, in societal benefits." Other legislators, such as Rep. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican, might still say, "but we should teach people with addictions to take personal responsibility...
Lawmakers wax philosophic on proposal to tax tire sales

...would institute a $2.50 fee on each tire sold in the state and an additional $5 on the sales of each studded tire. Jim Holm, a Fairbanks Republican, encouraged members to vote yes on the measure, noting the money would go toward $65 million...
Phase-out of Longevity Bonus axed

...five-year phase-out were Republicans Williams; Rokeberg; John Coghill of North Pole; Jim Whitaker, Hugh "Bud" Fate and Jim Holm of Fairbanks; Mike Hawker and Ralph Samuels of Anchorage; Vic Kohring of Wasilla; Paul Seaton of Homer; Bruce Weyhrauch...
Oil tax debate shifts

...production will continue to drop. "It's incumbent upon us not to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs," said Rep. Jim Holm, R-Fairbanks. Gov. Frank Murkowski introduced for the third time this year a bill that he says strikes that balance...
Interior officials claim state biased in funding road projects

...Legislature agreed to bring to voters for their approval," he said. "And now you're pulling back on that." Rep. Jim Holm, also a Fairbanks Republican, said he would seek a legal opinion as to whether the DOT has the right to divert bond...
My Turn: PBS should listen to listeners and viewers

...summer and the carping from state and national politicians about the evils of public broadcasting. For example, Rep. Jim Holm, R-Fairbanks, despises public broadcasting, having worked tirelessly in Juneau to kill it. In public comments that...
GOP majority expected to shrink

...strongest challenge to an incumbent representative may be in Fairbanks, where one-term Democrat Joe Hayes Jr. faces Jim Holm, the son of a former legislator. Incumbent Peggy Wilson of Wrangell faces Sitka attorney Denny Pearson, a Democrat...
Addiction centers do the cuts, feel the pain

...leaders of this state, and the issue here for me is one of personal responsibility," said Fairbanks Republican Rep. Jim Holm on the floor of the House of Representatives. "Nobody puts a gun to their head and says you take (drugs and alcohol...


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