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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
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
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
Les Palmer: Changing the process

...Fisheries. Instead of designating board seats by special interest groups, the new law said the seven board members...it wouldn't be ideal. So long as any special interest group makes regulatory decisions affecting commonly owned...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/les-palmer-changing-the-process
Outdoors
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-
News
Legislature confirms Board of Fisheries incumbents

...users in the Matanuska-Susitna borough area were not happy with Jeffrey's appointment, Stoltze said. "Many interest groups, including my Mat-Su Fish and Game Advisory (committee) ... are kind of boxed in, but that's the way the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17-2
News
Jeffrey, Jensen, Morisky Board of Fisheries appointments confirmed

...users in the Matanuska-Susitna borough area were not happy with Jeffrey's appointment, Stoltze said. "Many interest groups, including my Mat-Su Fish and Game Advisory (committee) ... are kind of boxed in, but that's the way the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17/jeffrey-jensen-morisky-board-of-fish
News
Cal Thomas: Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

...promises is that "...the administration had to appease every single Democratic constituency and every major special-interest group. Imagine going around a table and asking each group what is the one thing they must have in order to support the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-14/cal-thomas-kathleen-sebelius-scap
Opinion

...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
Community
Board should do more to keep process open

...improve fishery management.But if the board generates its own proposals, or gives more weight to testimony from other interest groups, the advisory committee is cut out of the process. Without the ability to influence a board decision via locally...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-22/board-should-do-more-to-keep-proc
Opinion

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