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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...insist they'll have fresh twists to the health care fight now entering its fourth year. Since much of the health care law takes effect in 2014, voters will be reacting to actual outcomes rather than just political hyperbole from either side...
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...customers away from local businesses, and I meet directly about cruise line execs about that problem and our Department of Law takes on the issue and we stand up for small businesses here in Juneau.Alaskans know that I'm on their side working to create...
Alaska revenue lower due to oil prices, production

...supported by Parnell that is aimed at increasing oil production, which has been on a downward trend for years. Much of that law takes effect Jan. 1, meaning the current fiscal year is divided between the former oil tax system and the new one.Department...
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Miller says he's in US Senate race

...nation's debt situation. He says the country is moving "closer and closer" to socialism, as the federal health care law takes effect.He says the base of constitutional conservatives has grown since he ran last, and he's working on building...
New laws take effect on July 1

This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It's also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation.
Parnell continues to support self-defense bill

...depends on their ability to carry firearms to defend themselves, provide for their families and "live freely."The law takes effect in September.A Florida jury earlier this month acquitted a neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder...
Cruise industry wins wastewater mixing zones

...Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, objected to a call for a unanimous "yes" vote for the date on which the law takes effect. House Bill 80 has an immediate effective date. A two-thirds majority vote was required.He argued that...
Knowles signs draft, terrorism, alcohol bills

...administration had sought, based on post-Sept. 11 recommendations from district attorneys around the state. The new law takes effect immediately. Knowles also signed two bills stemming from a drunken-driving crash last year in Anchorage that...
Knowles lets new primary law take effect

Alaskans will have to choose just one party's ballot in next year's primary election. Gov. Tony Knowles on Friday let a bill setting up a new primary election system become law without his signature.
My Turn: Alaska voters tired of political posturing

...point don't we want federal intrusion when state governments are loathe to do the right thing as required by federal law? Take for instance the institution of slavery and the passage of Jim Crow legislation. These practices were always defended...


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