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Cape Fox land swap dead - at least for now

...corporations by way of a controversial land swap appears to have failed twice in two years. "The bill is dead," said Murkowski's spokesman, Chuck Kleeschulte, on Monday, hours before Congress adjourned. Juneau environmentalists opposed to the bill...
Rural affairs adviser aims to bridge divide

...player. Tara Sweeney's varied background should help her handle the wide range of issues she will face, said Murkowski's spokesman John Manly. Sweeney says she is excited about her new job, which begins Thursday. "It gives me the opportunity...
Education endowment would use fund earnings

...examined by several members of the Republican-controlled House, but he would not identify them. Gov. Frank Murkowski's spokesman, John Manly, said the governor is looking at the idea, but has not made a decision to pursue it. Manly said...
Bill would let retiree head Department of Education

...programs must pay 110 percent of the extra benefit they received if they go back to work for the government. Murkowski's spokesman John Manly said at least a couple of potential candidates to head the education department fall into that category...
Cue the violins

...propose a tax that would ask the wealthy to pay their fair share and the Republicans get weepy-eyed that - as Murkowski's spokesman put it - the rich then might not be able to be rich enough (cue the violins). And asking the rich to contribute...
Speaking of the spokesman

...arrived two days later," Manly said last week in his office on the third floor of the Capitol. He has served as Murkowski's spokesman since the governor was elected, but was a presence in the Capitol much earlier, working for legislators in the...
Clarifying the business tax increase

...writing, but hey, it is good for two years. If this upsets you, I suggest that you don't turn to Gov. Frank Murkowski's spokesman, John Manly, for sympathy. As quoted by The Juneau Empire: "Is $200 a year so consequential that businesses...
Begich posts picture with Miller, potential rival

...having a 10- to 15-minute "friendly Alaskan conversation," talking about things like family and weather, Murkowski's spokesman said.The Millers also visited Rep. Don Young's office and thanked his staff. The House is in recess, and...
Lawmakers sue to block gas contract

...terms of confusion on the citizenry and possible future legal entanglements will be great and irreversible." Murkowski's spokesman, John Manly, called the suit "bizarre." "The governor hasn't given anybody any indication that he would...
Education Department wants to close Alyeska correspondence school

...approval because state law requires the department to offer a centralized correspondence school. Gov. Frank Murkowski's spokesman, John Manly, said the closure is part of the governor's proposed budget cuts for the coming fiscal year...


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