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Letter: Expanding Medicaid will save lives and money, plus create jobs

...saves lives, saves money and creates jobs. What kind of a person would oppose it? Please contact your state senator and representative and insist that they do the decent, practical thing and support Medicaid expansion. The life you save may...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...edited for length. Q: You've been governor since 2009 and spent years as lieutenant governor and as a state senator and representative before that. What are your plans now that you no longer hold elected office?A: (Right now) we're kind...
Legislators file first round of bills

...executive and state and national legislative offices; repeals the special runoff election for the office of U.S. senator and representative.? HB 18 - Rep. Josephson - Extends health insurance subsidies to close the "health insurance doughnut hole...
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Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...allegations that until recently were shrouded in secrecy. This is the right move and deserves support from every senator and representative who claims to put the Alaska's interests first. What we can't afford is to pass the buck because someone...
My Turn: School choice would benefit rural education Alaskan voters can decide this issue. If you haven't expressed your views on this issue to your state senator and representative, now is the time to do so.? Jess T. Ellis, DDS, MS, has been an itinerate endodontist practicing in...
State Briefs

...5 statewide general election. Ballot items include the race for governor and lieutenant governor, U.S. senator and representative, Juneau's three legislative seats and retaining local judges. Also on the ballot is a measure to move legislative...
We need to have fiscal responsibility

...sometime. That someone is our children and grandchildren. So when the time comes to cast your vote for governor, senator and representative, remember who mortgaged your kids' future. Until addressed, the pension obligation will continue to grow...
Body language, nor tapes, do not lie

...For far too long, the capital in Juneau has been dirty, awash with dinners and back-room deals. Every senator and representative in the state needs to ask themselves this question: "In any given month, how many dinners have I gone to...
Remember this administration and SB-141 come voting time

...something had to be done immediately to forestall a horrible fiscal calamity. Enormous pressure came down on every senator and representative to push this piece of legislation through immediately. No time to think about it, check to see if the figures...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska. Before 1959, a quarter of the Legislature represented the rural area around Nome. Now, just one state senator and representative from that area are in the Legislature. As the urban voting-age population continues to outgrow the rural...


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