How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When asked which number Walker holds, the state historian, Jo Antonson, said she...
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate

...Juneau as a legislative aide for the better part of Tony Knowles' time as governor. At one point I remember Gov. Knowles...Appropriations Committee Chairman as long as possible."Tony Knowles was keenly aware how crucial seniority - and the resultant...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...personal income tax in 1980. The last time a governor seriously looked at reinstating it was in 1999. That's when Gov. Tony Knowles was faced with a budget dilemma similar to today's, as oil prices dropped below $20 a barrel for the first time...
My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history

...Party's initiative. But that wasn't the end of the story linked to Alaska's personal income tax. An attempt by Gov. Tony Knowles to address a looming budget shortfall in 1999 led him to introduce a package of three bills to raise revenue for the...
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...ServiceBack in 2000, this was the option that Gov. Tony Knowles picked: A highway running up the east side of Lynn...because it's a variation of a proposal picked by Gov. Tony Knowles in 2000. Back then, Option 2 of the Juneau Access...
'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...1993. A draft environmental impact statement was released in 1997. But the project was canned in 2000 by then-Gov. Tony Knowles when he vetoed $1.5 million budgeted for completing the road's EIS. He instead wanted to improve access in Lynn...
Native group: Begich work on issues deserves vote

...his life.AFN President Julie Kitka said the group has made endorsements only three times before - twice for Democrat Tony Knowles in gubernatorial races and for Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2010.April Ferguson, an AFN board member...
Murkowski firmly supports Sullivan in Senate race

...elections in Alaska, including 2004 when then-U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, endorsed Murkowski over Democrat Tony Knowles, even though Stevens had worked with him for years when Knowles was governor.Murkowski also pointed to the 2010 election...
Mayor Sullivan supports Juneau as capital, won't relocate if elected lt. gov. Ulmer, who served as Juneau's mayor before her time as lieutenant governor from 1994 to 2002 under Gov. Tony Knowles, was the last lieutenant governor to live in Juneau full time.Unlike the office of governor, which comes with a...
My Turn: Continuing the work of Katie John

...and traditional rights. It was misguided and wrong. Tony Knowles was in his same position at one time. Before making...the "Katie John Case." Sullivan could have followed Tony Knowles' example. Instead, he chose to continue litigating...


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