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Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...meaning they work for a specific legislator or caucus.Tom Wright, senior staff member for House Speaker Mike Chenault...bodies: HOUSEStaff member - Office - Caucus - Salary1) Tom Wright - House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski - Majority...
State | AK legislature
House Speaker wants special session, just not in Juneau

...legislators from the immediate Anchorage area and more who represent nearby communities. A senior staff member for Chenault, Tom Wright, said his boss is only advocating holding the session elsewhere to avoid noisy construction in the Capitol during the...
State | AK legislature
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...person - it shouldn't be a reason to increase or decrease a sentence above or below the presumptive range," said Tom Wright, senior staff to Chenault.The deportation component of HB218 was not included in the original bill that addressed...
State | AK legislature
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

...removed from voters' hands."This legislation is an opportunity to ensure the minimum wage is inflation-proofed," Tom Wright, Chenault's chief of staff, said. He later added, "A ballot proposition does not guarantee voters will pass...
State | AK legislature
Alaska's same-sex marriage ban is overturned

...upholding Alaska's Constitution, Bill Walker has remained silent on this crucial issue," Parnell campaign spokesman Tom Wright said in a news release. "It's time for Bill to make a decision and let Alaskans know if he will defend Alaska's constitution...
Suit over legislative staff bonuses settled

...The four aides who received bonus payments are Dennis DeWitt, an aide to former Rep. Eldon Mulder, R-Anchorage; Tom Wright, a former aide to Harris; Matt Gill, also an aide to Harris; and Joseph Balash, an aide to Sen. Gene Therriault...
Speaker fined for misuse of contributions

...the law when he spent the campaign money on food, travel and hotels for himself and one time for his chief of staff, Tom Wright. Those expenses were made while campaigning for Republican legislative candidates in Anchorage and Fairbanks, he said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...separating the House and Senate floors. In her hands were the bills the House needed to adjourn. Waiting for her was Tom Wright, House Speaker Brian Porter's top aide, who had the capital budget in his hands. That $1 billion public-works...
Juneau Empire Story Archive lost to the exemption, but that funding dwindled over time and it's been zero for the last three years, said Tom Wright, an aide to House Speaker Brian Porter. Allowing municipalities to remove the property tax exemption would let them...
Lawsuit says staff bonuses unethical

...legislators. Harris was co-chairman of the House Finance Committee in 2003 and 2004, when he gave his chief of staff Tom Wright two bonuses, each worth $10,000. Harris also gave his aide Matt Gill a $10,000 bonus in 2003. Wright earned...


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