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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...taste and texture.Thumbs down to Rep. Don Young. Last week, Rep. Don Young voted by mistake.On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took up a bill that would gut state labeling laws that cover genetically modified organisms. For...
Businesses pen Tongass letter to Congress

...President Barack Obama alotted about $6.5 billion for the Forest Service for the coming fiscal year. Committees in the U.S. House and Senate are expected to take action this week on legislation to set fiscal year 2016 funding levels for Forest Service...
Murkowski, Sullivan vote for revised surveillance law

...requested from a telephone or Internet provider.Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska and the state's lone delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, previously voted for the Act when it passed the House in mid-May.
US Rep Young marries on his 82nd birthday

JUNEAU - The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House has remarried, tying the knot on his 82nd birthday.U.S. Rep. Don Young's office says the Alaska Republican married 76-year-old...

...elsewhere. These links are good tidbits I've dredged from across the Web and think are worth sharing:? In the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, there was what Capitol Hill news source The Hill called a marijuana vote-a-rama...
Begich announces new consulting firm

...clients soon, he added.Begich said he was not going to speculate on whether his future plans include a run for the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate in 2016. "Those options are always on the table, but at the time they're not what I'm focusing...
Guard taps Dunbar to help rewrite military justice code

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's Democratic nominee for U.S. House last year has been hired to help overhaul Alaska's code of military justice.Alaska National Guard Adjutant General Col. Laurie...
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...president's lawn.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, announced companion bills in the U.S. House and Senate last week urging the FAA to create more hard-and-fast policies for unmanned aircraft use.The bills...
State | AK legislature
Murkowski praises passage of duck stamp bill

...R-Alaska, on Tuesday thanked Senate colleagues for unanimously passing the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a similar bill that mirrors the one Murkowski co-sponsored, which will now go before...
Alaska Senate race may help reset balance of power, two weeks from now, but we will be victorious," he said.Voters also will decide the races for governor and U.S. House and ballot measures that would legalize recreational use of marijuana, raise the minimum wage and require legislative...


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