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School board enters budget discussions

...funds education."It's their money, their children, their state," Hilts said. "We appreciate we are elected representatives, and we don't take that responsibility lightly, but also need to have their input. We are nine people...
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...that members of the group caused themselves: a widespread perception among the state's residents that their elected representatives aren't listening to the public. It's a theme that kept popping back up as the session rolled along, on...
Legislators responsible for their conduct and their votes

...represent a diversity of interests and points of view. But if legislators won't do their due diligence, if elected representatives are willing to base their votes on rumor and innuendo, there is little hope for change anytime soon.
What others say: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...openly talking about calling legislators back into a special session to deal with the issue. It's unusual for elected representatives to be so far out of step with the will of the people.Since January, the tide of calls and letters to legislators...
Alaska's financial picture isn't getting any brighter

...lapsed funding went back into the state's general fund.Kenai Peninsula residents also heard directly from elected representatives on Tuesday, however, and their message was that as deep as cuts have been this session, things are going to...
Too many conflicts of interest on Board of Fisheries

...simply believed that other intelligent and good Alaskans could be appointed to the Alaska Board of Fish by our elected representatives. The problem with our board of fish then developed from politicians incorrectly defining the term "intelligent...
Fish board does disservice to Kenai Peninsula

...Legislature confirms those nominations. As the terms of current board members expire, it will be up to our elected representatives to carefully weigh the candidates selected to fill those seats. Because if members of the board aren't willing...
Voices of Alaska: Legalizing recreational marijuana not in Alaska's interest

...take a walk and avoid being held accountable. This is simply wrong. Alaskans need to know from each of their elected representatives from the legislature to the Governor and the federal delegation whether they support or oppose this important...
Community meeting offers few solutions

...nothing and only served to provoke the growing frustration among residents in our community. Bottom line: our elected representatives care little, if nothing, about Nikiski's crime wave and the Troopers excused themselves because of limited...
Wolf recall shot down by borough

...outside the incorporated cities this measure received nearly a split vote," Wolf said in an email. "As an elected representative of the people I represent both sides of this issue. That is why I had the ordinance drafted to give it to the...


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