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Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...asked to come in and talk about TransCanada, and I don't see TransCanada mentioned," said Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau.Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, supplied a legal memo and testimony that said while the resolution was legal, it...
State | AK legislature
Medicaid's big ruling is today

...month to allocate $450,000 toward legal firms who fill fight Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand Medicaid access. Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III was the only dissenting vote. If Pfiffner rules against the injunction, an estimated 20,000 Alaskans...
Empire Editorial: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...promote more civic involvement, that argument was debunked time and again, evidenced by photos posted to social media by Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III, who shared one photo after another of empty meeting rooms. Juneau's legislative delegation has assured...
Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

The House minority saw a small victory Wednesday afternoon when one of its budget amendments was passed by the House Finance Committee. But it didn't last long.
State | Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...there are 3.9 billion other reasons why this move ranges between fiscally irresponsible and blatantly hypocritical.Juneau Rep. Sam Kito did us proud as the only voice of reason on the 16-member council.According to a March 2014 report from...
State worker raises on chopping block

...heard and passed a bill meant to do just that on Monday. House Bill 176 passed out of committee 6-4, with Republican Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz and Democratic Reps. Bryce Edgmon, Les Gara and David Guttenberg voting against. Nullifying the increase...
State | AK legislature
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...would save $287,500, or 0.00008 percent. Budgeting for the near future at the expense of kids' futures?Though Juneau Reps. Cathy Munoz and Sam Kito III have come out in support of the program during a failed attempt to add the funds back...
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: A different perspective on Rep. Munoz

...somehow let down state employees or has not adequately supported their contracts are either naive or intended to mislead Juneau.Rep. Munoz has been a strong advocate for a number of vital issues to Juneau, from education funding to adequate capital...
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...because of his close friendship associations with the speaker, he enjoys one of the largest and highest-paid staffs in Juneau.Rep. Kathy Munoz, a loyal soldier, receives 75 percent of her per-diem of $225 per day for travel and food even though...
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...budget, this particular reduction does not make economic sense for the state or for the residents of Southeast Alaska."Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz, Southeast's only Republican in the House, is a member of the Finance committee. During Tuesday's...


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