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My Turn: Career politicians don't govern for the good of the people

...Juneau in January they'll be well prepared to give it serious consideration. But don't expect that, says Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, because "right or wrong, politicians worry about their careers first."According to the same poll...
Schools in jeopardy

...of the party line are also proactively taking a stand against the change.Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel; Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, penned an op-ed to the Alaska...
State | Local | AK legislature
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...steps to increase state revenues or tinker with the Permanent Fund.During a committee hearing in Fairbanks, Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said his greatest concern is that politics will interfere with addressing Alaska's budget situation...
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...D-Juneau ABSENT/NOT VOTING? Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage? Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak? Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel? Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna? Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Time for a legislative remodel

...lawmakers continue returning year after year, no one should be surprised if there's a repeat down the road.SENATE Lyman Hoffman (D), 1995-Present, 1991-1992; House, 1993-1994, 1987-1990Johnny Ellis (D), 1993-Present; House...
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...ideology trump common sense in these times when "we're burning the wood on our lifeboats," according to Sen. Lyman Hoffman, who previously compared the state's budget crisis to a "sinking ship" during a Tuesday news conference.If our...
Lawmakers approve funding source for health organizations

...Authority to make loans to regional health organizations.The state House passed the bill, which was proposed by Sen. Lyman Hoffman, on Sunday.The bond bank is a state corporation that helps municipalities finance some capital projects. For a...
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...Armstrong - Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage - Majority - $8,980 per month6) Tim Grussendorf - Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel - Majority - $8,721 per month7) Jody Simpson - Huggins - Majority - $8,655 per month8) Laura Pierre...
State | AK legislature
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally by half of that and attempted to move it to a different place in the budget.Staff for subcommittee chair Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said there's no money for an addition to the CDVSA's budget, which Walker funded at $18.2 million...
State | Local | AK legislature
Panel amends bill on pot crimes

...established villages to opt back in to a new marijuana industry. That change was proposed by Bethel Democrat Sen. Lyman Hoffman.Alaska voters in November approved a ballot issue that legalized recreational marijuana, directed the state to develop...
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