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Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...Halford as a member of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board but rejected the nomination of another former senator, Joe Paskvan. Halford was approved by a 35-24 vote and Paskan was defeated by a vote of 28-31.The Legislature also voted 29-30...
State | AK legislature
Committee takes up gas line board appointments

...natural gas project the state is pursuing.The House Resources Committee held confirmation hearings for Rick Halford, Joe Paskvan and Hugh Short, with much of the time focused on Halford and Paskvan, who are former legislators. Short is chairman...
End of session news guide

...a joint session of the Legislature on Friday. Those that have gotten particular attention include Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan, former legislators whom Walker appointed to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board after a shake-up that rankled...
State | AK legislature
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...oil company executive, from Big Lake. In their place, Walker appointed former state legislators Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan, and Hugh Short, chairman and CEO of a private equity firm focused on Arctic investments.Legislation passed in 2013...
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...announced Thursday his picks to replace them: former Republican state Sen. Rick Halford, former Democratic state Sen. Joe Paskvan and Arctic businessman and former Bethel mayor Hugh Short.The announcement came the day newspapers around the state...
Committee to take up gas line board appointments as a lay board, not a professional board.He appointed Hugh Short and former state legislators Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan. Halford was a co-chair of Walker's transition team.Legislation passed in 2013 calls for the governor to consider...
State redistricting trial begins in Fairbanks

...redistricting plan is political gerrymandering intended to eliminate one of them to make way for a Republican.Sens. Joe Paskvan and Joe Thomas testified Monday in the first day of what was expected to be a two-week trial challenging the state...
Senate balance of power at stake in election

...Tuesday with several Democrats in the majority coalition trailing in their races.Democratic Sens. Joe Thomas and Joe Paskvan of Fairbanks were behind in early results, while Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, was locked in a close fight...
Campbell answers concerns, wins strong approval

...with Rep. Harry Crawford, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Joe Paskvan, D-Fairbanks. The vote came after the Legislature...grilled by Sens. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, and Joe Paskvan, D-Fairbanks, about his views toward government...
Questions dog Judicial Council nominee

...for an opening on the council, a seven-person board that nominates candidates for open judgeship positions. Sen. Joe Paskvan, a Democrat from Anchorage, questioned Haase's affiliation with conservative group Eagle Forum Alaska, citing posts...


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