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Candidates return VECO contributions

...higher petroleum profits tax than Veco wanted, for example. The FBI has conducted searches on offices of six sitting legislators besides Stevens: Sen. John Cowdery, R-Anchorage; Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome; Rep. Pete Kott, R-Eagle...
Parnell approves new education commissioner

...duty of the education board. Parnell earlier ran afoul of another appointment law, when he tried to appoint two sitting legislators to newly created positions in his administration, despite a law prohibiting such appointments. Those two legislators...
McGuire defends husband, won't leave legislature

...fuel a continued discussion of ethics reform in the Legislature. While barred from lobbying for the state as a sitting legislator, Anderson was legally registered as a lobbyist with the Municipality of Anchorage. Rep. Norm Rokeberg, who lost...
Nepotism objectionable

...the evil empire, Washington? Isn't that supposed to be a step down from the Alaska Legislature? Why would a sitting legislator, who was just re-elected to the Alaska Legislature, turn her back on those in her district who supported her...
Commission rushes to finish VECO report before start of special session APOC meeting in Anchorage on Monday, commissioners suggested that staff investigators survey not just all 60 sitting legislators, but all candidates for the Legislature or governorship last year. Commissioner Elizabeth Hickerson warned that...
Prosecutor, defense paint different pictures of Anderson

...influence or the victim of a corrupt former state bureaucrat trying to avoid his own prosecution by handing over a sitting legislator to overeager federal investigators. Sound off on the important issues at The contrasting scenarios were laid out...
'A black day for the House'

...the state's oil tax rates and development of a natural gas pipeline. Sound off on the important issues at One sitting legislator was indicted: Rep. Vic Kohring, R-Wasilla, chairman of the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas. He is...
Alaska editorial: Kudos for lawmakers' work on ethics reform under very dark clouds of ethics allegations; FBI raids of legislative offices and a federal indictment of a sitting legislator; legislators who turned "consultant" into a dirty word; a Senate president who made a name for himself by relying...
Alaska editorial: Same-sex partner benefits advisory vote a waste of money

...gain for this expense. Nothing. It does give our elected leaders a thing or two, however. It gives fence-sitting legislators an excuse to avoid stating their position on pursuing this amendment until the 2008 elections. They can simply...
Alaska editorial: Voters are looking for changes in ethics laws

...disclosure covering their last year in office, with more than just a slap on the wrist if they don't. Don't let sitting legislators represent clients before state or local government agencies. Tighten up the one-year cooling-off period before...


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