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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...
Year in Review

...some of the bigger stories of the year . . . Corruption probe FBI agents arrested two former legislators and one sitting legislator in Juneau as part of a lengthy corruption probe. Three lobbyists, including VECO Corp. CEO Bill Allen, pleaded...
Dahlstrom's resignation the right move

...the position and her acceptance of it were legal. The governor offered Dahlstrom the job while she was still a sitting legislator. The Alaska Constitution prohibits that. Gov. Parnell, like several of his predecessors, got around that by...
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...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive in order. Here's what the last round of campaign finance law rewrites brought us: Sen. Robin Taylor, a sitting legislator who was running for governor, was prohibited from raising campaign money during the legislative session. That...
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...
Alaska editorial: Red face test failed

...Guard and active duty troops. Nevertheless, the governor has the authority to create the job. But why pick a sitting legislator? The governor has responded angrily to criticism, but the very fact that he's had to use a ploy to get around...
Parnell, Berkowitz hold fundraising leads are still trying to make the numbers look as good as possible. Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, the only sitting legislator running for governor, was barred by legislative rules from fundraising in Juneau during the session. His campaign...


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