Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...reasons.In the most controversial board appointments Walker has made, the Legislature confirmed former Senate President Rick Halford as a member of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board but rejected the nomination of another former senator, Joe...
State | AK legislature
End of session news guide

...for confirmation by a joint session of the Legislature on Friday. Those that have gotten particular attention include Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan, former legislators whom Walker appointed to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board after a shake-up...
State | AK legislature
Committee takes up gas line board appointments

...major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing.The House Resources Committee held confirmation hearings for Rick Halford, Joe Paskvan and Hugh Short, with much of the time focused on Halford and Paskvan, who are former legislators. Short...
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...Bolea, a former oil company executive, from Big Lake. In their place, Walker appointed former state legislators Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan, and Hugh Short, chairman and CEO of a private equity firm focused on Arctic investments.Legislation...
Committee to take up gas line board appointments

...said he also saw it as a lay board, not a professional board.He appointed Hugh Short and former state legislators Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan. Halford was a co-chair of Walker's transition team.Legislation passed in 2013 calls for the...
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...someone living outside Alaska.Walker announced Thursday his picks to replace them: former Republican state Sen. Rick Halford, former Democratic state Sen. Joe Paskvan and Arctic businessman and former Bethel mayor Hugh Short.The announcement...
Walker introduces transition team

ANCHORAGE - Bill Walker, the leading candidate for Alaska governor, introduced former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel on Wednesday as co-chairs of his gubernatorial transition team.Walker, an independent, hasn't...
Kudos to Kerttula

...contributions, you will note by the tributes below that Rep. Kerttula left her mark in special ways.Former Senate President Rick Halford: "If it were not for Beth Kerttula's efforts and her experience in dealing with the oil industry, there is a high...
Time for Alaska to fight back

...Governors Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond, state constitution framer Vic Fischer and former Senate Presidents Chancy Croft and Rick Halford saw the threat to Alaska's financial health and formed Backbone. Through a media campaign, Backbone alerted Alaskans...
Legislative centennial celebration concludes

...late afternoon "happy hour" with University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Terrence Cole and former Senate President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, about the Prohibition era in Alaska, which began earlier than it did elsewhere in the United States...


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