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LNG Project, state officials address legislators' concerns

...and Alaska LNG Project Manager Steve Butt provided an update on the project at a joint public hearing held by House of Representatives and Senate Resources Committees on Monday.The legislative briefing was the first as required by the passage of...
Cal Thomas: Our arrogant president

...polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and might well have done the same in the Senate in 2012 were it not for some weak GOP candidates, especially in...
Better planning should go into education funding

To the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate of Alaska: I have observed the invited testimony of the Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 3 and would like to share...
A tablet for every Alaskan student and teacher?

...involved with the initiative as well.The process of finalizing the FY14 operating budget is ongoing in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.The House Finance Committee adopted its subcommittees' findings into a committee substitute for...
'Bringing discredt'

...rules around is a provision in the guidelines for what's ethical and what's not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that "congressional ethics" is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition against...
Some words for Congress

An Open Letter to Speaker of the House, John Boehner: I am one of the ordinary voters who live in Alaska. I pay income tax and have for a great number of years. I retired a year and a half ago at 76 years of age. For the past several years my tax share has been 25 percent of my net income. My gross income was less than one third of yours at its highest.
Looking for an adult inside the Beltway

Congress continues to amaze the masses or, if you're into dark humor, amuse.
Ranks of Alaska female legislators grow

...women conducting state business. After gains by female candidates in November, Alaska now has 10 women in the House of Representatives and four in the Senate. There are 40 members of the House, and 20 senators. That puts Alaska within a few hundredths...
Charter operators seek help

Concerns about NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service's new program limiting halibut charter operations in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska have aired recently on radio and television and in newspapers. Charter Operators of Alaska, an organization leading the protest against the regulation, isn't ready to stop there.
Board releases draft of redistricting plans draft Alaska Redistricting Board proposals could be described that reset boundaries for Kenai Peninsula House of Representative and Senate districts. Two options released April 13 draw districts that look similar to the way districts were...


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