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Alaska's fiscal situation offers no easy choices

...efforts to shape a fiscal plan, this "leadership/followership" issue will raise its head. No administration or legislature in Alaska's history has faced such a difficult challenge as that currently facing the Walker-Mallott Administration...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...After successfully creating and insulating the Board of Education from anticipated whims of any future governor or Legislature, he turned his eyes to how Alaska's public education system might be viable in rural communities.He wrote...
Alaska needs Ballot Measure Two's protections

...cooperative and effective manner. Politics killed our coastal management program in 2011, and it is unlikely the governor or Legislature will bring it back. And so it is up to us, the people, to restore our own voice.Ballot Measure 2 is a citizens...
Alaska editorial: Easy to say 'no' to capital move

...reason to oppose measures that would move the capital or Legislature out of Juneau. Going all the way back to the first...government that drives support for moving the capital or Legislature. Yet Republicans also often preach fiscal responsibility...
Murkowski, Ulmer favor road study

...make the case that a road is not justified." Building a road would discourage future attempts to move the capital or Legislature and create better access to the capital city, he added. The EIS for the road was started in 1994 by the Department...
In Maryland, felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

...Chattanooga, Tenn., to fly-fish the Gunpowder Falls in June. A proposed felt ban introduced this year in the Oregon legislature is almost certainly doomed after a state Department of Fish and Wildlife official testified that the agency's...
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Bill would require voter approval of cost of new capitol

...initiative. That initiative, enacted in 1994, requires that voters know and approve the costs of moving the capital or Legislature. FRANK stands for Fiscally Responsible Alaskans Needing Knowledge. The requirements are used to prevent efforts...
Capital grab then and now

...voters know and approve the costs of moving the capital or Legislature. FRANK stands for Fiscally Responsible Alaskans Needing...know and approve all costs before moving the capital or Legislature is passed. Carney said the idea of having C-SPAN-like...
My Turn: Road is realistic too

...necessarily make their constituents happy, and as long as the voters that elect the legislators insist that the capital or Legislature be moved north, then that's what those legislators will continue to support. Improved road access will make Juneau...
Palin's road support will keep capital here

...the capital. Having a mayor who opposes the Lynn Canal road does more to rile up capital movers than any governor or Legislature. There are many here who refuse to realistically view the capital-move issue. Obviously they have not spent time...


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