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Fairbanks Borough approves plan for bus shelters

...bus is on time."I hope we can do it in the most cost-effective way so we can get the most stops," Assemblyman John Davies said.He joined seven other members in approving the project at the assembly's regular meeting on Thursday.Assemblymen...
Alaska Editorial: State's budget situation isn't dire, but only because of recent savings

...income tax and the use of investment earnings from the Alaska Permanent Fund.It was a bipartisan solution. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, designed the income tax and House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, endorsed it. Without that...
Anti-tobacco forces protest lack of spending lawmakers can spend the tobacco fund for other things, he said. That does not justify the action, said Rep. John Davies, a Fairbanks Democrat, who voted against it. The new law created a moral commitment to use the entire 20 percent...
Politicians argue over school construction, funding

...response to a budget deficit. "The urban-rural divide is one of the major stumbling blocks to getting at this," Rep. John Davies, a Fairbanks Democrat, told The Associated Press. "It's just a total ideological impasse." The Legislature was...
Senate rejects income tax

...This plan was designed by a Democrat," emphasized Sen. Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, referring to Rep. John Davies of Fairbanks. Senate Minority Leader Johnny Ellis, an Anchorage Democrat, said he couldn't support a regressive...
Republicans ponder exit strategies

...Anchorage Republican. "It's giving a false hope to something that can be negated or ignored in the future." Rep. John Davies, a Fairbanks Democrat, said that he doesn't agree the issue is dead. "There's linkage and there's linkage...
Last-minute change in school bill killed it, lawmakers say

...Senate, but when the language came back from drafting, the effective date had been added. He said that House Reps. John Davies, a Fairbanks Democrat, and Eldon Mulder, an Anchorage Republican, had signed off on the bill prior to Thursday night...
Update: House OKs RCA compromise

...frustrating to me we can't actually ban this, but you run up against the United States Constitution." But Rep. John Davies, a Fairbanks Democrat, said that groups can speak all they want but should have to say whose money enabled them to...
State briefs

...Ralph Seekins, 57, was at the controls of the plane. He is running for state Senate District D against state Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks. Seekins' passenger was Larry Gregersen, whose age and hometown were not available. Alaska State...
Hearings examine issues surrounding gas pipeline

...that would bypass Interior Alaska. The task force, a legislative committee, includes Fairbanks lawmakers Hugh Fate, John Davies and Pete Kelly. They were to hear today from representatives of the major companies that hold natural gas leases on...


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