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Board director resigns over appointment

...was Bobbi Quintavell," Gillis said. She said that after a lull in appointment discussions, Walker Chief of Staff Jim Whitaker confirmed to her that the appointment had been made.Gillis said she requested a meeting with Walker and Lt. Gov...
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State budget director to retire

...of his swearing-in ceremony in Juneau.Walker named two of his incoming staff members last week: Chief of Staff Jim Whitaker and spokeswoman Grace Jang, formerly a reporter for KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at...
Updated results show slight edge for Measure 1

...housing from property taxes, with voter approval.A supporter of the measure, former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker, has said the initiative would reduce taxes for homeowners, while Anchorage City Assessor Marty McGee, an opponent...
Empire editorial: Calendar works against passage of statewide sales tax

...get to an income tax. The debate now centers on HB 293, which proposes a state sales and use tax. Mike Hawker and Jim Whitaker, co-chairs of the House Special Committee on Ways & Means, are the sponsors of the bill. The tax applies to sales...
Change may hit Fairbanks hard leaving, impacting schools, churches, and community services," she said. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker said the borough will deal with the potential loss of jobs in a methodical manner. "It's clear that it's the first...
Lawmakers wax philosophic on proposal to tax tire sales

...simply continue to receive a (permanent fund) dividend check and not pay to reap the benefits of this state." Rep. Jim Whitaker, a Fairbanks Republican who served as one of the chief architects of a sales tax plan that was rejected by the House...
House bill will allow phone wars to carry on

...carrier will pay a fair price for using another carrier's equipment and facilities, a direct reference to GCI. Rep. Jim Whitaker, a Fairbanks Republican, was successful in getting the commission's life extended from two to four years. The Murkowski...
Phase-out of Longevity Bonus axed

...change. Those voting for the 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...
State Briefs

...could have diverted money from other divisions into the parks agency and kept parks open, had they wanted to. Reps. Jim Whitaker, a Fairbanks Republican, and Con Bunde, an Anchorage Republican, both House Finance Committee members, said the...
Eielson defenders focus on strategic need for base

...state committee put together by Gov. Frank Murkowski and a local group formed by Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker, brought both together for an informational meeting. The Department of Defense on May 13 recommended reducing troop...


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