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Speaking of the spokesman

John Manly's job as Gov. Frank Murkowski's press secretary comes with a few perks, but expedited passport renewal apparently is not...
Opposes state sales tax

In the July 25 Juneau Empire the governor's spokesman, John Manly, explained that the governor is opposed to an income tax because, he said, "You are taking away money that one person earned...
Photo: Help for seniors

Gov. Frank Murkowski, right, signs the SeniorCare Bill into law as his spokesman, John Manly, watches during a press conference Thursday at the Juneau Senior Center. The new law will give low-income older Alaskans a...
Murkowski should try a head transplant

...Murkowski has restricted the press. At first, all press inquiries, no matter how small or obscure, were directed to John Manly. After Manly burned out trying to deal with all the calls, things loosened up somewhat. But last year's ban of certain...
Murkowski to hold town meetings a series of town meetings that will examine areas of interest to the state, according to transition team spokesman John Manly. The meetings will review the areas of public safety, education, revenue, human resources, natural resources and...
Feedback sought on ferry schedule

...schedule for October 2005 to September 2006. "This is not cast in stone at this point," said department spokesman John Manly. The draft schedule is online. The operating plan includes the major changes the department discussed earlier for the...
Mum's the word for new commissioners

...Monday, but appointees are mum - at least for now - on speaking with the press, at the request of the administration. John Manly, a Murkowski spokesman, said the administration would prefer that all media questions be run through the administration...
Governor searches for up to $17 million in budget cuts

...while he looks for up to $17 million in cuts, the amount the budget increased from last year. Murkowski spokesman John Manly said the governor had planned to sign the budget on June 30, during a bill signing ceremony in Kenai, but decided to...
Engine needs to be replaced on state's new ferry Fairweather

...faulty construction and must be replaced, according to the state ferry system. Department of Transportation spokesman John Manly said the vessel can still operate on its three working engines, but its scheduled trips to Skagway, Haines and Sitka...
Damaged ferry undergoing sea trials

...months of repair work. The Alaska Marine Highway System has not set a date for the LeConte to return to service, said John Manly, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation. "We want to get it back on line as soon as we possibly can...


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