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Voices of the Peninsula: New administration can make government work for Alaskans

...representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence." And an important component of this transformation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-10/voices-of-the-peninsula-new-admin
Opinion
Alaska voters face several high-profile choices

...and Sullivan alone raised more than $17.5 million. That doesn't include the tens of millions spent by outside interest groups. Begich played up his lifelong Alaska roots while casting Sullivan as an outsider with shallow knowledge of important...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-03/alaska-voters-face-several-high-prof
News
ACES is better for Alaskans

...leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups all trying to buy your vote? I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for three years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-31/aces-is-better-for-alaska
Letters
What others say: Political ads show relentless focus on trivia rather than real issues

...them focused on the issues. But the state Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the well-funded political interest groups that support each candidate, are only too happy to keep making unsubstantive, ankle-biting attacks in hopes that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-03/what-others-say-political-ads-sho
Opinion
Assembly District 2 candidates weigh in on issues

...between the assembly and the service boards, potentially with the input of local healthcare providers and other related interest groups, as to which services should be made available by public investment in publicly owned healthcare infrastructure...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-02/assembly-district-2-candidates-we
Opinion
Debate over Prop. 2 enters final days

...the 2014 vote, Alaskans have been inundated with competing statistics. Speakers from Colorado and Washington based interest groups have visited the state and shared their points of view on the impacts of marijuana legalization. Fire officials and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-01/pot-debate-battles-into-final-hours
News
Southeast supporter for Lisa

Alaskans need to be united against outside interest groups who are trying to buy our U.S. Senate seat. Thousands of dollars from Californians, Nevadans, Pennsylvanians and many other...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102210/let_724469162.shtml
Opinion
Senate hopeful asks foe to help end attack ads

...outside influence in his contest.Sullivan called on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich to sign a pledge asking special interest groups to stop TV and radio ads by July 4 that support or attack their campaigns. If they don't stop, his pledge says...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-10/senate-hopeful-asks-foe-to-help-end-
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Amendment would fix big money in elections

...million people giving less than $200 whose voices were overpowered by just 32 megadonors. Unaccountable special interest groups have had too much of an influence over our elections by virtue of the money that they can spend. Campaign finance...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-25/amendment-would-fix-big-m
Letters

...the use of animals in agriculture and rodeo.Opponents said Monday that the bill reflects the influence of special interest groups, it might cost the state too much money and the definitions of some terms are not clear in the bill.Lorin Pankratz...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-03-10
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