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Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...people for suggestions.That comment reminds us of another chamber meeting back in May, when the peninsula's state legislators shared their thoughts on the then-ongoing special session and budget debate. At that time, legislators invited...
My Turn: State is prepared to walk its salmon talk

...engage tribes, fishermen/women, conservation groups, industry, federal government, congressional delegation, state legislators, and local governments. We will not limit our engagement to one meeting, but will continue the dialogue as long...
Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care expand Medicaid under the health care law to cover more than 200,000 state residents - only to be stymied by state legislators of his own party.Obama argued to his audience - and during a Twitter question-and-answer session immediately...
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Battle over blackwater be part of the process."John Binkley, Cruise Lines International Association of Alaska president and former state legislator, said cruise ship water treatment technology "has changed dramatically" over the years.The wastewater "goes...
Alaska's 'most controversial sculpture' gets a new home

...some people didn't like it. Juneau residents wrote letters for and against it. In 1982, it acquired graffiti. State legislators attached riders to popular bills in order to try and get it removed.But in 1984, when one of those riders succeeded...
Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...taxes, are currently under way.In an email sent to state legislators May 29 but made available June 9, Walker said...the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, or AGIA. Many state legislators, and Walker as a candidate for governor, criticized...
Pass a full years budget

...people a month were heading south, crossing the border into Canada and leaving Alaska.I urge you all to write your state legislators and urge them to not raid the Permanent Fund Earning Reserves. Instead we should balance the budget by using the...
Who are the Legislature's top earners? in Anchorage and $249 per day in Juneau. With the Legislature now meeting in the population center of the state, legislators are claiming the higher Anchorage rate.Since the Legislature began its first special session at the end of April...
State | AK legislature
Juneau powerless in bill

...members of the committee received an unofficial email from Regulatory Commission of Alaska commissioner - and former state legislator - Norman Rokeberg recommending the action.In his email, with the subject line "Stop Christmas treeing," he...
Local | AK legislature
UAF chancellor announces summer retirement plans

...Alaska system. Current president Pat Gamble is retiring later this year.The 64-year-old Rogers is a former state legislator who became acting chancellor in April 2008 and became chancellor outright in May 2009.Gamble said Thursday he is...


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