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Restore the Dividends, End the Recession - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Thu, 2018-08-16 19:39

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Restore the Dividends, End the Recession
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
But, the Legislature arbitrarily overrode the statutory dividend and cut another $1,050 per Alaskan, for the third year. That cost our economy another 2,000 jobs. Dividends are only paid on collected earnings held in the PF Earnings Reserve. We have ...

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Gold Star Peak helps veterans and military families cope with loss — one climb at a time - Alaskastar

Thu, 2018-08-16 15:01

Alaskastar

Gold Star Peak helps veterans and military families cope with loss — one climb at a time
Alaskastar
Dan Sullivan and the Alaska Legislature. In early 2018, the peak was officially renamed, and on Thursday, Alkire was presented a legislative proclamation by Rep. Dan Saddler. Alkire retired from the Army in 2008 as a first sergeant and returned to JBER ...

Juneau asked, and legislative staff answered: 'Juneau doesn't feel safe' - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Thu, 2018-08-16 12:56

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Juneau asked, and legislative staff answered: 'Juneau doesn't feel safe'
Must Read Alaska (blog)
THE COMMENTS ARE DEVASTATINGLY CONSISTENT. The Juneau Economic Development Council surveyed legislative employees and legislators about their experiences in Juneau this year, and JEDC got an earful. The feedback comes at a time when ...

Here's Why Alaska Might Seriously Consider a Carbon Tax - Mother Jones

Thu, 2018-08-16 02:01

Mother Jones

Here's Why Alaska Might Seriously Consider a Carbon Tax
Mother Jones
Alaska isn't exactly the first state you'd expect to embrace a price on carbon. Yet the state legislature will likely be weighing one after the November elections. When carbon taxes keep getting scrapped by blue states like Washington and Oregon, why ...

Republican Lt. Gov. candidates discuss upcoming election - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thu, 2018-08-16 00:17

Republican Lt. Gov. candidates discuss upcoming election
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Jackson moved to Alaska for an Army assignment in 1983 and also worked as a constituent liaison for Sen. Dan Sullivan. Meyers was a senator in the Alaska legislature for 10 years and a member of the House for eight years. Wright was born on Elmendorf ...

About the News-Miner 2018 primary election candidate surveys - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:15

About the News-Miner 2018 primary election candidate surveys
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner sent a list of questions to candidates for U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor and Alaska Legislature, whose names will appear on the Aug. 21 primary election ballot. Of special note is that Gov. Bill Walker and Lt ...

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Second Alaska cannabis event fined over public consumption - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Second Alaska cannabis event fined over public consumption
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska Marijuana Control Office Director Erika McConnell suggested that the Legislature create an event permit under which public consumption would be allowed at marijuana-related gatherings. McConnell asked for the fine against Hempfest in a ...

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Kathryn Dodge--House District 1 - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Kathryn Dodge--House District 1
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Alaska Legislature has been carefully going through department budgets looking for savings since 2015. That said, I always watch and listen for opportunities to do things smarter, better or cheaper. Contact me if you have a cost-saving idea. 4 ...

Byron Mallott--Lieutenant governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file) - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Byron Mallott--Lieutenant governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Bill Walker signed legislation allowing Alaska Permanent Fund investment earnings to be used to help close the state's projected $2.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Still, the budget is expected to be short $700 million ...

Steve Thompson--House District 2 - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Steve Thompson--House District 2
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ideally, I would like to see every Alaskan receive a full PFD. Legislation passed this session limits legislators' fund withdrawal from the earnings reserve. 2. Do you support or oppose placing into the Alaska Constitution the issuance of the annual ...

Senator who often stood alone runs for state's highest office - Alaska Public Radio Network

Wed, 2018-08-15 10:08

Alaska Public Radio Network

Senator who often stood alone runs for state's highest office
Alaska Public Radio Network
It was set by a formula in state law until Gov. Bill Walker vetoed roughly half of two years ago. Walker cited the state's fiscal crisis and shrinking savings. The Legislature then passed reduced PFDs the last two budgets. Dunleavy said Alaska voters ...

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Countdown to Election 2018: It's complicated - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2018-08-15 08:17

Countdown to Election 2018: It's complicated
Juneau Empire
In 2001, Alaska's Legislature passed a Bill that specified a primary election ballot for each political party. In 2004, a ruling allowed parties to decide if they wanted to appear on a Combined Party ballot. Parties also specified which voters could ...

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Senator who often stood alone runs for state's highest office - KTOO

Tue, 2018-08-14 18:16

KTOO

Senator who often stood alone runs for state's highest office
KTOO
The Legislature then passed reduced PFDs the last two budgets. Dunleavy said Alaska voters should have an advisory vote before any long-term change is made to PFDs. “There's money in the earnings reserve that, if we need to use that to cover shortfalls ...

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Alaska Business Report Card is out - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Tue, 2018-08-14 16:00

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Alaska Business Report Card is out
Must Read Alaska (blog)
CHECK HOW YOUR LEGISLATOR WAS RATED ON THE PRIVATE-SECTOR SCALE. The Alaska Business Report Card group released its grades for the 30th Alaska State Legislature. The report is published every two years at the end of each Legislature.

Alaska Business Report Card is out - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Tue, 2018-08-14 15:53

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Alaska Business Report Card is out
Must Read Alaska (blog)
CHECK HOW YOUR LEGISLATOR WAS RATED ON THE PRIVATE-SECTOR SCALE. The Alaska Business Report Card group released its grades for the 30th Alaska State Legislature. The report is published every two years at the end of each Legislature.

Senate Candidate Charged With Illegally Receiving Benefits - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:32

Senate Candidate Charged With Illegally Receiving Benefits
U.S. News & World Report
Senate Candidate Charged With Illegally Receiving Benefits. A candidate for the state Legislature and her husband have been accused of illegally receiving food stamps. Aug. 14, 2018, at 6:32 p.m.. Senate Candidate Charged With Illegally Receiving ...

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Byron Mallott--Lieutenant governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file) - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Byron Mallott--Lieutenant governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Bill Walker signed legislation allowing Alaska Permanent Fund investment earnings to be used to help close the state's projected $2.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Still, the budget is expected to be short $700 million ...

Kathryn Dodge--House District 1 - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Kathryn Dodge--House District 1
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Alaska Legislature has been carefully going through department budgets looking for savings since 2015. That said, I always watch and listen for opportunities to do things smarter, better or cheaper. Contact me if you have a cost-saving idea. 4 ...

Bill Walker--Governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file) - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:14

Bill Walker--Governor (Incumbent not on Aug. 21 ballot. See note at top of file)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
5. The concerns of the growers seem reasonable and I am open to considering a tax based on percent of value sold rather than a flat tax. However, I am not proposing any changes at the executive level. I think it is most appropriate for the Alaska ...

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