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Panel advances pay plan for top state officials

...any statutory pay increases that went along with their old jobs while serving as commissioner.Commission member Gordon Harrison said at the Anchorage meeting that it seemed the rationale behind that motion was to not penalize a deputy commissioner...
Senator joins lawsuit against new election districts

...irregardless of boundaries. Where they were from never mattered to me." According to Elizabeth Snyder, assistant to Gordon Harrison, executive director of the redistricting board, the board's Juneau office had received notice of a lawsuit originating...
Redistricting board begins crafting court-ordered plan

...approve any plan produced by the board. Rindner's decision could be appealed to the state Supreme Court, said Gordon Harrison, executive director of the board. The Redistricting Board must complete its work before the June 1 deadline for...
Budget: Alaska can't borrow, but it sure can save

...budget amendment, there is a provision in the Alaska Constitution that bars borrowing money to balance a budget, said Gordon Harrison, author of "Alaska's Constitution: A Citizen's Guide.""We don't have any ability to float any bonds to...
Advisory vote a bad idea : Legislators should propose amendment, not misuse voters

...approaching the issue of a constitutional amendment. Our state constitution clearly spells out the amendment process. As Gordon Harrison points out in his Citizen?s Guide to the Alaska Constitution, the drafters of our constitution purposefully chose...
Redistricting board considers changes to legislative map

...All the plantiffs in the case except for the city of Craig agreed not to dispute the map before the court, said Gordon Harrison, board executive director. The board has until June 1 to approve a plan to meet a deadline for candidates' filing...
Commission ponders future of state raises

...index. That could make the commission able to be abolished, they said. That might not work, warned commissioner Gordon Harrison. If the system got out-of-whack, there would be no way to fix it. That's what happened with the Legislature...
Senate fast-track bill gives Redistricting Board $50,000 Juneau on Friday to consider alternate plans to fix the redistricting map in time for a June 1 deadline, said Gordon Harrison, board executive director. That map, which would pit 20 Republican incumbents against each other, was struck down...


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