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Bob Franken: Political cruelty

...the bankers, the corporate types, all of them get their way. We are well aware of Mark Twain's description of "best government money can buy." It was true in the 19th century, more so now. And there seems to be nothing we can do about it...
Grocery tax relief measure makes 2015 ballot one of the best in the country because of past ballot initiatives brought forth by the people, which makes for better government. What doesn't work is when the assembly ignores what their constituents' desire, he said. "The fact that residents...
Why is government in the marriage business?

...others. So how about an honest question, Clarion: Why is government in the marriage business? Thoreau said it best: "Government is best which governs not at all." That brings up another honest question that falls on deaf ears and blind eyes...
Rhyme no reason

...worse. For this cast of characters, paralysis is the best we can hope for.Washington's truly an ugly place, Good government here leaves hardly a trace. Next year, you say, there'll be new direction? After all, we'll be done with...
Bill to simplify vehicle registrations signed into law

...registration fee exemptions for those who are disabled or least 65 years of age on one vehicle. "(HB 19) is what good government is about," Parnell remarked before making it law. "It's about removing barriers and just getting out of your...
Ogle: Conservative, limited government needed

...will continue to do so.? I believe in common sense and limited government. Often, the least government is the best government.? I believe in responsible resource use and stewardship. We do not want our children and grandchildren forced to look...
Molloy: Views of residents, business owners should count

...GIVE Kenai residents and businesses confidence that their concerns will be respectfully addressed ? it's just good government. BETTER LONG TERM PLANNING. The City needs a real long-term plan for growth that supports local businesses and...
Last day to register to vote is Sept. 1.

...Charlie's Pizza in Nikiski. Ogle said he is running expressly to overturn the anadromous streams ordinance. "The best government is often the least government," he wrote in his candidate statement. Along with Bagley, Ogle said he supports...
Johnson: Good government takes good planning

...8th lowest among 18 Alaskan boroughs. I'm all for cutting taxes and supported the privatization of the Homer solid waste transfer site. That saves $200,000 annually without any loss of services. Good government takes planning.
Borough Assembly Q&A: Candidates share their views bring about. 2. What does good government look like? Chamberlain: Small...and less intrusive. Ogle: Good government is when the people have confidence...amount of legislation passed. Good government must be transparent, accountable...


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