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Voices of Alaska: Legalizing recreational marijuana not in Alaska's interest

...failed overwhelmingly. Because every legislator would have to vote on the issue. The referendum process allows any elected official to simply take a walk and avoid being held accountable. This is simply wrong. Alaskans need to know from each of...
Spann shares passion for politics

...everyone. I love that the city is sticking to their guns."While she understands hard decisions are part of being an elected official she said it's important to gather as much information possible to make the best-informed decision."You can't...
For borough mayor, experience matters

...experience matters. Navarre has demonstrated his ability to draw on his own experience as a businessman and as an elected official in effectively overseeing all aspects of the borough's administration.Without a doubt, Navarre has had to address...
Anderson understands district past, present, future

...Affordable Care Act left a $1.6 million hit to the school district, he said."If we are going to be a responsible elected official, we have to keep a reserve," he said. "You can't operate a business of that size without a reserve."As...
Look past tax revenue on marijuana issue

...body already knows. Oh boy, we can collect $20 million by just legalizing the dope. It seems to me that every elected official has nothing on their brain, except how can we tax these idiots more so we can look good handing out bundles of money...
Fairbanks spent $7k defending mayor's $37.50 fine

...Municipal League has been talking about this," he said. "Any information that is received legitimately by an elected official cannot be used in an election campaign." In its order, the elections commission said Eberhart's records request...
Wolf wants to give voters a choice

Local elected official Kelly Wolf, R-Kenai, is running for Lt. Governor.Wolf said he decided to run to give voters a choice and because too much...
Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

...interest to do so. I would probably have the same opinion if I were answerable to their shareholders. But as an elected official I'm responsible for protecting the best interests of the citizens of Alaska who are the owners of the extremely...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...economy."You always have to keep downward pressure on the size of government; that's a constant job of any elected official. But the idea that you're going to cut, you know, $500 million, particularly out of the operating budget...
Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...conserving the Kenai king salmon." Previous stories may be found at It's a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder this past April in the waning...
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