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Juneau theater shows its first open-captioned film

...200 signatures from the deaf and disabled community and mailed a petition to InSight six months ago. InSight booker Steve Ellis received the signatures and got in touch with Forst. Open-captioning is normally restricted to films that open in...

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Stevens nears end of reign over spending

...push to take care of everybody they need to take care of, because they won't be able to do that" next year, said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a bipartisan group that favors limiting federal spending. Conservatives...

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Stevens, Young defend earmarks

...the majority party the lion's share of the earmarks, while the remaining 40 percent is doled out to the minority. Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan budget watchdog group, said earmarks are a bipartisan...

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Ethics cloud stymies lawmakers

...double their investment. Source: Taxpayers for Common Sense "They aren't as bulletproof as they once were," said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a group that tracks pet projects known as earmarks or pork-barrel...

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Forest Service: $8M allotted to fix roads, bridges in Alaska

...watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. The group opposes construction of new forest roads - often for logging - while existing roads crumble. "We need to have a fix-it first approach," said the group's vice president Steve Ellis.

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Reluctance to accept end of earmarks in Alaska

...revisit the issue next year "when the consequences of this decision are fully understood by members of this body." But Steve Ellis, a vice president with Taxpayers for Common Sense, believes the era of the earmark - as we've known it - is over...

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Federal timber program becomes vast entitlement

...across America, and particularly in the West." Critics of the program do not see it through that patriotic lens. Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group, called it "the ultimate political log roll...

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Okla. senator puts pressure on Don Young

...and "an unprecedented abuse of power" to change the measure between its final passage and the president's desk. Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group that helped uncover the earmark, praised the amendment...

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Anchorage port brings in cargo of federal cash, assistance

...And now we're redirecting millions, not to one of country's busiest ports, but to Anchorage, Alaska?" said Steve Ellis, with Taxpayers for Common Sense. "It just shows what can happen when you have the right people controlling the levers...

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