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Legislators file first round of bills

...Hughes - Changes the definition of "mortgage loan originators" and exempts nonprofits from mortgage lender and mortgage broker licensing requirements.? HB 13 - Reps. Lynn and Les Gara, D-Anchorage - Requires notice of the postage needed to mail an absentee ballot on the envelope...
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Probing promotional pay

...on board are paid to mention those businesses, said Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, who supports the initiative. Mortgage brokers and stock brokers by law must report their commission rates, but such disclosure is unheard of in the tourist industry...

Derby results certified JUNEAU - Juneau residential mortgage broker Vickie Perry was declared the official winner of the 57th Golden North Salmon Derby at the derby officials' Tuesday afternoon...
Main Street needs Senate?s financial reform legislation protection. But none of them sees consumer protection as its top priority. And ?non-banks? like mortgage brokers and auto finance companies operate with virtually no federal oversight at all. In place of this failed, confusing system...
Recall vote on North Pole mayor is set for October

...a group gathered more than 120 signatures to get their referendum on the ballot. Mayor Doug Isaacson is a former mortgage broker serving his second term after a narrow victory last year. Opponents say he violated North Pole municipal code multiple...
Foreclosure scam demands justice

...homeowners signed up to buy houses they knew they couldn't afford. Others were suckered into it by fast-talking mortgage brokers. But all of them deserved - and didn't get - the due process of law in the foreclosure process.The settlement...
North Pole mayor fights recall, says claims unfounded

...bills are paid - is reportedly on the low end of what auditors suggest, according to the city accountant. Voters in North Pole will be asked Oct. 5 whether they want to recall Isaacson, a former mortgage broker serving his second term.
Perry wins it with a 35.2-pounder

...unbelievable, because I think of all the people that have fished this derby for years," said Perry, a residential mortgage broker. Perry's fish was the second-biggest winning catch since 1994. Only Wayne Sutherland's 36.9-pounder in...
This is no time to panic

...million and, as they say, "we are talking real money." Crawford, former Republican Party chair in Alaska, is a mortgage broker with a background in banking. He also served as deputy executive director of the Alaska State Housing authority...
Outside editorial: A better bailout

...California Legislature then passed AB 1830, which adds several new protections, including a ban on lenders paying mortgage brokers more when they persuade subprime borrowers to take costlier or riskier loans. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has threatened...


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