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Four southcentral legislators form 'freedom caucus'

ANCHORAGE - Four Republican state representatives from southcentral Alaska will promote conservative topics through a newly formed "freedom caucus."The four include Lora Reinbold...
Funding will be focus of education talks during session

...January, but one member doesn't think it will include anything substantive.Andrew Halcro, a former Republican state representative and currently the president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, said the first three meetings of the task...
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Republicans nearly halfway to control of state House

...20-member Senate, the GOP controls four seats and will need seven more to maintain a majority. Five Republican state representatives faced no opposition in the primary and face none in the general election: Bill Williams of Ketchikan...
Halcro's running mate quits

...turned in sufficient signatures to be placed on the November ballot. Halcro and Lancaster, both former Republican state representatives, were required to collect 3,145 signatures, or 1 percent of Alaska's 2004 election turnout. There's...
Palin opts for troop deployment over debate

...comedian Woody Allen's oft-quoted line: "Eighty-percent of life is just showing up." Halcro, a former Republican state representative, said he and Knowles balked at including Parnell in the debate, which covered their takes on issues ranging...
GOP majority expected to shrink

...Davies hopes to prevail over car dealer and TV pitchman Ralph Seekins. In the 40-member House, nine Republican state representatives chose not to run and two incumbents - Jeannette James of North Pole and Drew Scalzi of Homer - were defeated...
Two powerful Republicans lose, but GOP retains Senate control

...Sutton, Lyda Green of Wasilla beat Democrat James Della Silva, and Gary Wilken defeated Mike Waleri. Two Republican state representatives won promotions to the Senate. Fred Dyson of Eagle River defeated Democrat Roberta Goughnour to win a seat...
Gov signs Vietnam Veterans Day bill

...Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said he carried the bill at the request of Bill Thomas, a former Republican state representative from Haines who sought unsuccessfully to get a similar bill passed last year. Thompson said Vietnam veterans...
Oil tax heart of FBI probe, special session

...and there could be some truth to that," Harris said. "So, we do it all over again." Three former Republican state representatives were charged in May, accused of trading their votes for the tax in exchange for money or the promise of...
Prosecutor, defense paint different pictures of Anderson

...scenarios were laid out Wednesday during opening statements in the corruption trial of Anderson, an Anchorage Republican state representative who left office in January. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph W. Bottini said Anderson, starting in 2004...


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