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Kenai assembly considers vote-by-mail elections

...Tuesday's borough assembly meeting.Last year, the borough saw about 21 percent of voters turn out, which Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said is "dismal at best."While costs are estimated to rise if elections are held by mail, Smith...
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...she said."We've been sleeping in shifts at my house," she said.More than 200 people, including area Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, attended a meeting at Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof...
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...not forget that Parnell was not the only fox in the henhouse. He had considerable help from Sens. Kevin Meyer and Peter Micciche, both current employees of Conoco-Phillips who votes ensured that SB21 passed out of the Senate by one vote.Now...
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...testifying in the traditional way with complaints from a business owner, she decided to make a video directed to Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the bill's sponsor, to show who the proposed legislation would affect, she said.The two-minute...
State | AK legislature
Proposal to buy Anchorage office withdrawn

...applied to the building but not to the ground and parking, or wanted more time to consider other options. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the council's vice chair, said he could not say what future councils might do or what the council...
State | AK legislature
Education a sticking point as session ends

...finished - also found staffers packing up offices and hallways dotted with boxes and bales of bubble wrap. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, helped lead an Easter egg hunt for children of lawmakers and aides on the Senate floor earlier in...
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...folks realize that there really is not a benefit for those wishing for the initiative process to occur," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna.In the 1977 Alaska Supreme Court case Warren v. Thomas, then-Justice Roger Conner wrote, "the...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...staff who has significant experience in this area really found - no fault in the governor's plan," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. "It infuses some cash that helps not have today's debt be as much of an impact on our kids and...
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate panel considers reworked permitting bill

...Senate without adequate time for public review."Public testimony is scheduled on the bill on Wednesday.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, who asked that the bill be sent to Senate Resources for further consideration after hearing concerns...
State | AK legislature
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...improve the permitting process, passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate amid lack of support.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, asked that the bill be sent to Senate Resources for further review after hearing concerns from his...
State | AK legislature


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