Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state it didn't happen," the governor said at a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce gathering last week.But the governor and legislators must be careful with regard to any budget cutting directed at the university system. While it is unreasonable to argue that...
Man indicted in death of Alaska prosecutor

...assume responsibility for Fischer's prosecution," Welch wrote.Sullivan, a former Army attorney and Washington state legislator, began dating the woman on Nov. 21. She told authorities she had been under the impression that Fischer was comfortable...
Legislator wants to clarify pot rules

ANCHORAGE - Legislators still have months to...provides a framework for legislators to start discussions...not surprised to see a legislator already working toward...ahead and we expect other legislators to do the same," she...
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...ADOT&PF Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost in a statement explaining the reason for the rate increase.Last year, Alaska legislators requested an analysis of AMHS rates and tariffs, with a report due by February 2015. The preliminary results of that report...
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Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...expect it to be a "high priority" among legislators either.The Road appears dead. It...plans, and we expect many of Juneau's legislators will do their best to insert some money...if Walker declines to revive it and legislators decline to fund it, the idea of a permanent...
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...traction.Davidson said reform is needed to ensure the Medicaid system is sustainable and looks forward to working with legislators toward that end. But she also sees expanded coverage as a catalyst for meaningful reform and as an investment in Alaska's...
Convicted felon killed prosecutor in jealous rage

...Wednesday that he would not be representing Fischer in the murder case.Sullivan was a former Army attorney and a former state legislator. He served in the Washington House of Representatives from January 1997 to January 2001, representing Tacoma.Security...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...bottom has fallen out of that barrel.As Jerry Reinwand pointed out in a Juneau Empire My Turn published last week, only one legislator in the House and Senate put his neck on the line by voting to keep the personal income tax in 1980. The last time a governor...
School board quizzes House speaker good for us. What about spending on social programs that could help us save money in the future?"In my tenure as a legislator, I have heard more sales pitches about 'if we do that program, it's going to save us.' I have yet to see any one of...
Bringing Native history to the fore

...provides a particularly fascinating example. He was the first Alaska Native to become a lawyer and, the state's first Native legislator, working to win citizenship and voting rights for Natives, among many other accomplishments. (The archives of the new...


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