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Alaska Editorial: Revise plan now: State redistricting board shouldn't wait on ruling now to increase the chances that a solid plan will be in place by the 2014 elections.We disagree with Chairman John Torgerson, who said in April that the board would not resume its work until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules.The flaw...
Judge to state redistricting board: Get to work

...constitution when deviation was the only means available to meet federal voting act requirements.Board Chairman John Torgerson last month said the panel intended to wait for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on provisions of the federal Voting...
Alaska Chamber details legislative priorities

...start of the 2014 session, the state chamber and the Juneau chamber hosted former Alaska Redistricting Board Chairman John Torgerson as the speaker at the first weekly Alaska Business Roundtable Luncheon of the session. The state chamber and Juneau...
Torgerson appointed to oversee ferry changes

Former Sen. John Torgerson of the Kenai Peninsula has been hired to oversee changes in the...layoffs are expected to result from the new plan, Wilson said. "John Torgerson has an absolutely fantastic political mind," she said. "He...
Brakes put on fast ferry

It's going to be slower going for Southeast's fast ferry. Sen. John Torgerson, a Kasilof Republican, pulled the fiscal plug on the construction of what's supposed to be Alaska' first fast ferry today...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Make Seward Highway a toll road By Avis Hayden In the interest of fairness I would like to see Sen. John Torgerson or any of the other senators who voted to make the Malaspina's Lynn Canal run pay for itself pass legislation to put a toll booth...
Will market for North Slope gas exist by 2020?

...American gas study will offer four scenarios under which Alaska natural gas might be developed, according to state Sen. John Torgerson. The worst-case scenario - and the most likely of the four - forecasts that North Slope gas will not enter the...
Subsistence meeting dies after AFN bows out

...subsistence hunting and fishing conflict was canceled after the Alaska Federation of Natives decided not to attend. Sen. John Torgerson, a Kasilof Republican, said the meeting was called with only about a week's notice, which was not enough lead...
Official testifies for subsidized air service

...subsidized air service, funding for which the Bush Administration wants to reduce. Sound off on the important issues at John Torgerson, a deputy transportation commissioner, testified Thursday in Washington, D.C., before the Senate Commerce...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...THE JUNEAU EMPIRE It was good enough for 38 House members, but not for the Senate Finance Committee. Today, Sen. John Torgerson, a Kasilof Republican, said the GOP majority in the Senate didn't like a bill passed by the House that would have...


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