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State Rep Doogan to undergo surgery

JUNEAU - Alaska state Rep. Mike Doogan's office hopes to know as early as Thursday night the and said the 62-year-old lawmaker had "that same old Mike Doogan sense of humor." He said aides hoped to get an update on Doogan's...

A story in Monday's Empire gave an incorrect political party affiliation for state Rep. Mike Doogan of Anchorage. Doogan is a Democrat. Sound off on the important issues at An April 13 story "New group: Don't allow snowmobiles...
Is Rep. Doogan an accessibility expert?

In Pat Forgey's article on Thursday, "$1.7 million voting system gets little use," he and Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, concentrate on money and the amount of use these machines get rather than people's needs. Sound off on the...
Lawmaker proposes shifting money to permanent fund

...Democrat is proposing that $10 billion in the constitutional budget reserve be put into the Alaska Permanent Fund. Rep. Mike Doogan says there's a lot of talk about fiscal conservatism in the state Capitol but spending continues to rise. He sees...
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Lawmakers confused over oil tax numbers

...Oil and Gas committee after being presented as bringing in more money to the state than it really would, said Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage. "I feel like I was misled, and I'm not happy about it," Doogan said. Republicans who run the...
Alaska bill would ban cell phone use while behind the wheel

...first day for legislators to pre-file bills for the session that starts Jan. 19. Among the measures is one by Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, that would fine motorists up to $300 if they gab on cell phones while behind the wheel. Washington...
$1.7 million voting system gets little use

...touch-screen machines were scrapped. The machines were forced on the state by "those yahoos in Washington," said Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, after politicians spent too much time listening to "glib lobbyists with something to sell." The...
Doogan says he won't run again next year, adding that he had already spent more time in the state Legislature than he initially planned.Rep. Mike Doogan said that he originally planned to serve two terms but at the urging of some colleagues, he wound up seeking - and...
Battle of wills led to senior assistance special session

...state assistance program for low-income seniors in May. Instead, to quote former columnist-turned-legislator Mike Doogan, "It was a combination of ideology, political posturing and pure wooly-headedness." A brief history: Shortly...
Glance at legislative office accounts

...through the year.-OPT-OUT: Seven legislators opted out of an increase in allowance last year. They were: Reps. Mike Doogan, Les Gara, Shelley Hughes, Lance Pruitt and Bill Stoltze, and Sens. Charlie Huggins and Tom Wagoner.-ACCOUNTABLE...


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