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Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators

...047 in lobbyist fees and expenses for the first half of the year alone. The lobbyists for the firm are former state House Speaker Joe Hayes, and Wendy Mulder, wife of ex-lawmaker Eldon Mulder, according to the state.
Ulmer enters governor's race

...peril because of overfishing by commercial trawlers. Two Republicans also have filed to run for governor: former state House Speaker Gail Phillips of Homer and Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross. But the big question in political circles is...
Taylor to run for lieutenant governor

...Taylor said in a press release. Taylor will face at least one other GOP challenger in the Aug. 27 primary. Former state House Speaker Gail Phillips was expected to file this afternoon to be the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor. Taylor, of...
Photo: Political compadre

...Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield speaks Thursday at Tony Knowles' campaign headquarters in Juneau. Sheffield and former state House Speaker Terry Gardiner were in town to rally supporters for Knowles. Sheffield, a businessman and Democrat from Anchorage...
Palin calls for Ben Stevens to leave post

Two of the state's top Republican elected officials are calling on Ben Stevens, a former state senator and the son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, to resign from his post on the Republican National Committee.
Alaska showcase in New York needs money

...proposal for next year includes regular "Alaska Nights" with films, performers, athletes and others from the state. House Speaker Mike Chenault said it's unusual for lawmakers to be asked to fund a nonprofit out of state. "If all we're...
Gov. Parnell considers oil tax tweak

...Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, in 2007 at the urging of Palin and then-Lt. Gov. Parnell. State House Speaker Mike Chenault and 14 other members of the Republican-led majority wrote Parnell on Friday to say they were troubled...
Alleged cover-up cuts into witness Allen's credibility

...of justice" when first made public in a federal court filing last month, are among the issues cited by former state House Speaker Pete Kott in his effort to throw out his conviction on corruption charges. Allen was a key witness in Kott's...
Palin led strange year in politics

...failed to turn over evidence favorable to the defense prior to trial. The same issue led to the release of former state House Speaker Pete Kott and former state Rep. Vic Kohring while a judge decides whether to drop charges or order new trials for...
Big Alaska state construction bonds may need vote

FAIRBANKS - State House Speaker Mike Chenault says some lawmakers in Juneau are pushing for a public vote this fall on major state construction plans, including...
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