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Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaska to 'Rise as One'

...affiliation will not be tripwires for us when making appointments. We look forward to returning to the best kind of Alaska state government with Democrats, Republicans, independents and nonpartisans working side by side for the good of the state...
Opinion leader of the Athabascan (ath-a-BAS'-can) Nation, a small group that rejects the authority of the Alaska state government.Tanana Tribal Council chairman Curtis Sommer says the council is holding the older men accountable for rhetoric...
Perhaps elected officials could come from outside, too

...Legislators as well. Surely, there are countless non-residents with "expertise and experience" to run our Alaska State Government. And where better to seek these experts, but California? The names Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Census figures show Alaska No. 2 for state employees

JUNEAU (AP) -- About 4.2 percent of Alaska's residents were employed by the state in March 2000, making the last frontier nearly first in government workers, Census figures show.
When it comes to habitat, keep professionals, avoid tweaking shaking up a smoothly operating office within DNR is to no one?s advantage. Robert LeResche has viewed Alaska state government from the inside as a wildlife biologist, governor?s director of Policy Development and Planning, chief of...
Census shows Alaska No. 2 in state workers

...geographically,'' said Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau. With few humans inhabiting the vast landscape of Alaska, state government is relied on for many services that would be handled in the Lower 48 by counties, townships, parishes and boroughs...
Jan. 17, 2002 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner urges lawmakers to craft a fiscal plan

With some major issues facing Alaska state government, it will be a year of tough decisions for legislators. Perhaps the biggest challenge lies in resolving the state's financial...
Lawmakers jump in on budget debate

...permanent fund earnings used to balance the budget. Halford likened this latest budget crisis to one in 1999 when Alaska state government -- which is very dependent on oil revenues -- was faced with a $1.2 billion deficit after oil prices sank...


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