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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-19/my-turn-0
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-10/my-turn-dont-let-legislature-fool-ala
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-31/81-rep-bob-lynn-alaskas-oldest-lawmaker
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-19/education-debate-has-more-two-sides
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-03/juneaus-legislative-delegation-speaks-n
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-15-0
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-31/oil-tax-testimony-capitol
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-15/uncertain-path-forward-dem-minoritys-oi
State
Conservatives take aim at Senate coalition

...legislative chambers went from Democratic to Republican control - and none flipped the other way, Storey wrote."Republican legislators seized the opportunity to push a more conservative agenda in the states where they had complete legislative control...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-25/conservatives-take-aim-senate-coalition
State
Rotarians 'honored' by Parnell appearance

...to address was education funding.Many school districts, unions and Democratic legislators, as well as some Republican legislators, have fretted over the lack of a Base Student Allocation increase in Parnell's proposed budget. No BSA increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-07/rotarians-honored-parnell-appearance
State

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