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Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies insurance exchange will effectively destroy the law's individual mandate. That won't upset any loyal Republican legislator. The majority of constituents in their districts probably want Congress to repeal Obamacare. It'll give them...
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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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...
Republican legislator calls for politicians' resignations

One of the most conservative members of the Alaska Legislature called for some of the state's most prominent Republican politicians to step aside.
Robin Taylor out as ferry system head

...Controversial ferry system head Robin Taylor is out, Gov. Sarah Palin's office revealed Tuesday. Taylor, a former Republican legislator from Wrangell, was appointed deputy commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by...
APOC fines Senate president reporting requirements but cut his recommended fine in half to $5,000. Ray Metcalfe, the former Republican legislator who brought the complaint, denounced the commission for what he called lax enforcement of ethics rules. The...
House race: Experience in politics vs. knowledge of Alaska

...Democrat Filler, 62, a bar owner who just retired as mayor of Sitka, and Wilson, 55, a Wrangell nurse and former Republican legislator in North Carolina, are vying for the District 2 seat being vacated by Ben Grussendorf, a Sitka Democrat and...
Commission faces criticism from all sides

...commission's critics include some unlikely bedfellows. "APOC is broken beyond repair," said Ray Metcalfe, a former Republican legislator from Anchorage who has been a staunch critic of the ethics of several current and former elected officials. Until...
Real life Grinch

...purchase of land. The villagers want it. The city fathers want it. The Chamber of Commerce wants it. The local (Republican) legislator wants it. The seller is willing. The purchase will improve recreation for the people. The purchase will grow...
Alaska editorial: When taking a stand was to be applauded

...Legislature this past week, it looks like times have changed. On the opening day of the legislative session, a Republican legislator from Anchorage did what he believed to be the right thing - sided with Democrats in a move to restore funding...


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