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My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction

...the infamous "Corrupt Bastards Club" scandal that included indictments and jail sentences for a group of Republican legislators, lobbyists and high ranking officials. If there is any loss, regret, or guilt Ms. Simpson feels, it should...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...leverage in Juneau has never been greater. Two Republican legislators who are oil industry executives ignored ethical...expose the Corrupt Bastards Club. A few dirty Republican legislators were sent to jail, some slipped charges and...
My Turn: Facts and rhetoric on oil tax reform

...Fischer, Independent and Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott and Bill Walker, Democratic and Republican legislators, former Mayors Jim Whittaker (R-Fairbanks) and Jack Roderick (D-Anchorage) and others - for speaking...
At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...the 1950s who also served in the Vietnam War at a radar installation. "I don't know what happened."The Republican legislator from Anchorage's lower Hillside is the oldest legislator in Alaska statehood history, according to Legislative...
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My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...lobbyist seeking support for legislation to do just that. Is Pruitt really unaware that one in four current Republican legislators voted to gut the 2002 bill in 2003? He is being disingenuous, at best, when he dismisses valid concerns of...
Education debate has more than two sides

...ends with increased funding."Parnell, Jenkins and Balyeat might do well to listen to Andrew Halcro, a former Republican legislator who is currently serving as president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. "Before you make this huge change...
Juneau's legislative delegation speaks at Native Issues Forum

...levels for schools and early childhood development programs. She criticized Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and Republican legislators for their reticence to increase the Base Student Allocation within the education funding formula."We're...
Minority numbers dwindle, but reps still see role

...whether by joining with fellow Democrats who are in the majority caucus or by finding common ground with certain Republican legislators on some issues."We have a number of people who, even though they have jumped to the other side, share our...
Oil tax testimony in Capitol

...could act as a tax increase when oil prices are low, while supporting many of its provisions.Parnell and many Republican legislators have argued that reform is needed to reverse a decline in the amount of oil flowing through the pipeline. This...
Uncertain path forward for Dem minority's oil tax bill

...I've just been slammed with other stuff. But absolutely, we will ask for hearings."But whether the Republican legislators who co-chair the House Resources Committee, to which H.B. 111 has been referred, and the TAPS Throughput...


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