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AIDEA may extend deadline for LNG trucking project

...that AIDEA extend the agreement to give MWH a chance to bring down the plant's projected cost. AIDEA board member Gary Wilken, a former Fairbanks state senator, said after the meeting an extension for a short period is in the works. "We don't...
Fairbanks senator seeks to boost education spending

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sen. Gary Wilken has prefiled a bill seeking to deliver $20 million more in state spending to public school classrooms than is proposed by Gov...
Knowles backs boost in university spending its operating budget, after what Knowles called years of underfunding. ''It's hard to tell,'' said Sen. Gary Wilken, a Fairbanks Republican who will sit on the Finance Committee and chair the capital budget subcommittee. ''I can...
Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...Alaskan Independence Party member Trac Copher of Sutton, Lyda Green of Wasilla defeated Democrat James Della Silva and Gary Wilken defeated Mike Waleri. Two Republican state representatives won promotions to the Senate. Fred Dyson of Eagle River...
School funding takes time

...that calculation has been a matter of contention among the task force members. Stevens said Fairbanks Republican Sen. Gary Wilken has argued hard against including salaries. According to Stevens, Wilken has based his view, in part, on the fact...
School funding change clears first hurdle

...Native students are treated unequally -- as though they are worth 40 percent less than white urban students. But Sen. Gary Wilken, R-Fairbanks, who pushed the 1998 rewrite of the formula, rejects that characterization. ''The 60-40 split...
Stevens to help iron out school funding

...legislation regarding the funding formula during the 2008 legislative session. Other senators named to the task force were Gary Wilken, R-Fairbanks, Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage. Other House...
Legislative education funding task force begins work

...important revisions in anything we are doing in the Legislature.? Other state lawmakers named to the panel are Sens. Gary Wilken, R-Fairbanks, Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, and Reps...
Parnell shows progress where other candidates don't

...suggesting for whom we should vote in August and again in November. Let's make sure we're all armed with the facts before we make a decision that could change Alaska's economic future forever. Former Alaska Sen. Gary Wilken Fairbanks
Tourism group proposes marketing blitz this,'' she said. The group's recommendations will be presented to Knowles late next week, she said. Sen. Gary Wilken, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, said he was willing to take a good look at the travel association's request...


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