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State asked researchers wrong question

...teachers, they were looking for keys to student success."Apparently we did not ask the correct question," Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, said after a legislative committee reviewed a salary and tenure study Tuesday.The study by the university's...
Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer account to communicate with the developer on making the lease comply with state law.Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker declined to comment on the pending litigation.Attorney Jim Gottstein filed his lawsuit over the legality of the no-bid...
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...aren't expected to be easy or quick. "This is going to roll into one hellacious political conversation," said Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, after being briefed on the proposal by Richards.The details of the idea are complicated, but in...
Challenge to Legislature's expensive offices moves forward

...renovated space, equipped with glass walls and trash cans that have motion sensors.Anchorage Republican representative Mike Hawker negotiated the lease. Opponents call the building the "Taj Mahawker."Gottstein's lawsuit also says the state...
Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...administration is considering the use of a gas reserves tax if one or more of the companies don't want to play," said Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican who was one of the leaders briefed.Hawker is chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit...
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...requests to hold a hearing on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion.But Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, said Walker has the ability to pursue his plans regardless of what the committee says.Near the end...
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...Walker's decision now goes before the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, chaired by Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker. The committee has 45 days to endorse, oppose or ignore the governor's request, but, ultimately, "no matter...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...disagrees, a governor can move ahead. Walker said Thursday that that was his intention.The committee chair, Rep. Mike Hawker, said while his committee's role is a formality, hearings "may be the only available forum for legislators to further...
Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...letter sent June 4 but not released to the public until June 9. It was signed by House Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee...
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...Rep. Sam Kito III, 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
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