Alaska Editorial: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...approval in the Last Frontier. It was one of Gov. Bill Walker's most successful issues in his campaign against former Gov. Sean Parnell. A recent poll found support of both the governor and Medicaid expansion surpass 60 percent among Alaska residents...
Prized medal stays, this time

...York triumph, last year's epic race when he won with the names of the three bombing victims and murdered MIT police officer Sean Collier written on his racing bib. Pushing on, while puking his guts out? He expected no less of himself."I dug deep today...
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...television screens were getting barraged by oil companies lobbying for Senate Bill 21, the oil tax regime proposed by former Gov. Sean Parnell. Do you remember all the messages about how passing SB 21 would create hundreds of more jobs on the North Slope? Those...
Folk Fest bar music, dances, workshops and other events

...April 8Open mic, 9 p.m., Alaskan Hotel & Bar.Deer Brothers, 9 or 10 p.m., Rendezvous. Darin Jensen, Rod Crist, Sean Siner. Details: Club, 9 or 10 p.m...
Tsarnaev guilty on all charges

...23-year-old Chinese graduate student at Boston University, and Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager. MIT Officer Sean Collier was shot to death at close range days later.In a statement, Collier's family welcomed the verdict and added...
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My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...for any lease is half that amount. This all happened before oil prices fell by 50 percent. But even back then, former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration was projecting a $1.1 billion deficit. How did the Legislature decide it would be a prudent use...
Off with their head (tax)

...loses $5 million in head tax from the state - the local head tax of $8 would likely need to be increased.In 2010 then-Gov. Sean Parnell decreased the state's head tax from $46 to $34.50 after several cruise agencies pulled ships from Alaska waters...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...immediately. Alaska has the highest rates of sexual assault and domestic assault in the country, and the campaign started by Gov. Sean Parnell does a good job of raising awareness.Thumbs down to irony. Hours after the march, the Alaska Legislature cut $1...
Empire Editorial: Don't delete history

...Court System database, in cases where charges were dismissed or acquitted.A similar piece of legislation reached former Gov. Sean Parnell's desk in 2014. Fortunately, he vetoed it. During a past interview with the Empire, Parnell said he shot down the...
Empire Editorial: When it comes to a gas pipeline, Alaska should carry a backup plan're really glad you have it.Lately, the Alaska Legislature has been talking a lot about the gas pipeline. Under Gov. Sean Parnell, Alaska signed a deal with Big Oil that would build one from the North Slope down to the Kenai Peninsula. By all accounts...


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