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Republican majority claims control of Alaska Senate the coalition, and helped guide Senate efforts to change Alaska's oil tax structure.On the House side, Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, faced a possible upset against political newcomer Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, who led by 43 votes with...
Bell asks for recount in Senate race

...recount.Wednesday is the deadline to request a recount. The other race in which this might be an issue is between Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, and political newcomer Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a Democrat from Sitka. Kreiss-Tomkins was up by...
Union head says schools need more funding

...House Finance Committee also would put together a working group over the interim to look at education funding. Rep. Bill Thomas, then co-chair of the committee, took charge of that effort but it never got off the ground, Rep. Alan Austerman...
March 29 designated Vietnam Veterans Day

...Vietnam "but because of Vietnam."Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said he carried the bill at the request of Bill Thomas, a former Republican state representative from Haines who sought unsuccessfully to get a similar bill passed last year...
Legislature asks to adjourn amid impasse

...get-to-know-you meeting. As of late Sunday afternoon, no additional meetings had been scheduled. Conference chairman, Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, said there would be no meeting Sunday.
AK House passes $9.5 billion operating budget

...established by a voter initiative in 2002. Minority Democrats tried unsuccessfully to get the money restored. Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, and co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said lawmakers worked hard to try to slow the growth...
Tourism industry pleads for more money

...provided $8 million to $9 million for marketing. Alderman acknowledged that, but said it was still inadequate. Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, is a commercial fisherman. He said that 7 percent of his gross sales go to taxes that include marketing...
Grandpa was a mule skinner and other family factoids

For longtime Sterling resident Bill Thomas, it?s probably good that he knows what a mule skinner...information than the computers.? Uta Thomas no relation to Bill Thomas helps maintain the microfilm library. ?If I don?t have...
Soldotna Community News

...measured 20.5 inches. She joins sister, Madeline. Her grandparents are Brenda and Herb Cook of Soldotna and Angela and Bill Thomas of Wilton, Calif. ยท Tiffany and Brian Eck of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Hayden...
State film incentive program gets plaudits, but has critics

...Chenault once linked the two topics, suggesting the state needed more resource development and fewer tax credits.Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, linked the two topics in another manner.He's among legislators urging oil companies to hire more...


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