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Kerttula selected to be minority leader

Juneau Representative Beth Kerttula has been elected state House minority leader, heading a Democratic party with the most legislative strength it's had in a decade. Sound off on the important issues at...
Job for ex-Sen. Taylor raises constitutional questions

...questions with the plain language of the Constitution," said Ethan Berkowitz, an Anchorage Democrat and the state House minority leader. Documents obtained by the Anchorage Daily News last week show the Murkowski administration created the job...
Parnell wins nomination in convincing vote

...line have been focal points of the race, both on the Republican and Democratic sides. Berkowitz, a former state House minority leader, has set his sights on Parnell despite facing his own primary challenge from French. He favors scrapping the...
Barbs begin between Parnell, Berkowitz

...there so we unleash the potential for our families and our people here to have jobs." Berkowitz, a former state House minority leader, said that unlike Parnell, he is his own man who is "not beholden to anybody, not Sarah Palin, not Barack...
Young to seek 20th term in Congress

...Florida. In the Republican primary, Young edged Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell by 304 votes, then trounced former state House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz, an Anchorage Democrat, in the general election. Young said Monday he can maintain his effectiveness...
Gov. Parnell considers oil tax tweak

...for the state. Alaska is trading long-term economic health for short-term state revenues," he said. State House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, a Juneau Democrat, said she has not seen any justification for changing Alaska's oil tax...
Alaska editorial: Lifetime licenses worth a look

...nonresident license sales. She said Berkowitz had not vetted his proposal with Fish and Game. Berkowitz, a former state House minority leader, said he'd expect a thorough vetting by lawmakers and the department. He's flexible on terms and costs...
Oil, gas big issues in race for governor

...allowing the industry to do well. "In my view, it strikes the right balance," he said. Berkowitz, a former state House minority leader, considers the tax system better than what existed before it but "just because you made progress doesn't...
Berkowitz won't run for US House next year

...Anchorage Democrat, last year challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young and was defeated. Berkowitz is a former state House minority leader. He said he could do more for Alaska as governor than he could in Congress. The only gubernatorial candidate...
New governor shares Palin's values

...Palin's veto of some stimulus funds, he told lawmakers his plans first. "He actually calls us," said state House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau. "He's going to make more of an effort that way." Parnell, 46, was born in...


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