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Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...executive salaries published by the Department of Administration. Former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash made about $131,500 the same year.The average executive branch salary is $5,407 per month, or about $65,000...
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Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

...D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.Former Alaska Department of Natural Resources commissioner Joe Balash was hired as Sullivan's chief of staff, according to a news release from the new Republican senator. Balash began...
DNR chief wants property rights protected in park

...protected within the framework of a new comprehensive plan, according to the state Natural Resources Commissioner.Joe Balash said Tuesday that access to the park is important, but so are private property rights, the Alaska Dispatch News reported...
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...legislative hearing was held Tuesday on the recommended finding of Gov. Sean Parnell's Natural Resources commissioner, Joe Balash. Parnell left office Monday, and Walker previously announced Mark Myers as his choice to replace Balash.If Caelus...
Gold miners outraged at critical letter

...state Department of Natural Resources from city manager Josie Bahnke. In the letter, Bahnke wrote to DNR Commissioner Joe Balash that there has been some economic benefit from offshore mining, but those benefits are outweighed by negative social...
Alaska, Japanese agencies sign agreement

...strengthening ties with Japan.The "memorandum of cooperation" was signed by Alaska's Natural Resources commissioner, Joe Balash, and a representative of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.Balash said the agency sets Japan's...
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...calling for, or take another approach to address Alaskans' concerns.Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell, and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner...
Walker names first Cabinet picks

...Parnell's administration. There would have to be a reason for him to make a change, he said.Myers would replace Joe Balash, who has been a key figure in current efforts to advance a major liquefied natural gas project.During the campaign...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

...Hoffbeck was the state's petroleum property assessor from 2001 to 2006.Mark D. Meyers was appointed to replace Joe Balash as the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Balash has held the position since last year. Meyers has...
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...behind some of the positions we take, and some of the decisions we ultimately make," Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash said.Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River and chair of the committee, said she had requested that the administration...


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