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A poor choice for our city lobbyist

It takes one tour of the Department of Labor (DOL) building to recognize its nickname was born from a cynical tongue. The Plywood Palace has been plagued by water damage, mold and air quality problems.
Primary could shake up state's legislative makeup

...Southeast, Rep. Jim Elkins, R-Ketchikan, who is battling liver cancer, is toe to toe with Kyle Johansen, a lobbyist for the city and former legislative aide.
'One of the few who carried the banner'

...Roger Shattuck said. "He shot a 78 when he was age 79. Shooting your age is considered an accomplishment." Lobbyist for the city Clark Gruening, who has been involved in recent battles to keep the capital in Juneau, called Shattuck a "pioneer...
My Turn: Income tax is fair, hiking fees are not

...some priorities skewed towards all the citizens be set? It would seem if $175,000 can be spent annually on lobbyists for the city that somehow sewer and water rates could be lower. To be fair, this disdain towards the common people is reflected...
Juneau Color're going backwards." Gruening, 57, chairman of the Alaska Permanent Fund Board and chief legislative lobbyist for the city of Juneau, also has been buffeted in the halls of government. There, too, he knows which way the wind is blowing...
Poll says 54 percent back legislative move

A new poll shows a majority of Alaskans favor a ballot initiative to move legislative sessions to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough or to Anchorage. But the pollster didn't read respondents a key part of the ballot language. That part explains the initiative would repeal the existing requirement for costs of the move to be determined by a commission and approved by voters.
Weyhrauch meets with constituents

Juneau Rep.-elect Bruce Weyhrauch met for the first time with constituents Wednesday night at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Weyhrauch was elected in November to represent House District 4, which covers most of the Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and all points north. He will be sworn in on the first day of the 23rd legislative session on Jan. 21.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Major funding and policy decisions are still pending, and Capitol veterans know to expect the unexpected during the horse-trading of the final few days.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska Permanent Fund Board and chief legislative lobbyist for the city of Juneau, also has been buffeted in the halls...later was an assembly member when Gruening became lobbyist for the city. He calls Gruening "one of my favorite people...


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