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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...there were efforts to enlist independent citizen reviews of state programs, Wohforth said."Even in the (Govs. Jay) Hammond and (Walter) Hickel eras (of the 1970s and 1980s) there were budget management reviews of state operations by independent...
Appointment process not following the rules

Jay Hammond must be rolling in his grave at the current...his first term as Senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect Education and...three years longer than the term limit Jay Hammond initially envisioned. So much for checks...
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...terms.Since statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When asked which number Walker holds, the state historian, Jo Antonson...
State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...discovery of oil on the North Slope, Alaska wasn't nearly so rich a state. Even with a state income tax (which Gov. Jay Hammond ditched in 1980 after the oil ship had come in), state revenues were far lower than modern levels, as were state...
Ballot Measure 4 protects salmon for future generations

...Measure 4 is passed.The Fisheries ReserveIn 1972, the Alaska Legislature, under the leadership of then-Senator Jay Hammond, created the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. The Reserve encompasses critical watersheds and portions of two national...
Kenai Catering re-models & reopens historic meeting place

In a place where Alaskan legends like Jay Hammond and Hugh Malone first discussed creating Alaska's permanent fund and Don Gilman and Wally Hickel shared visions for a trans Alaska...
Legislature should hold hearing on referendum

...isn't just a threat to our Constitutional values - it also threatens the Permanent Fund. Bella Hammond, widow of Jay Hammond, is one of the primary sponsors working to pass Proposition One. We should honor the Hammond legacy by repealing the...

For nearly half a century the Riverside House & Restaurant has hosted dignitaries and special events from Governor Jay Hammond's campaign speeches to birthday parties and anniversaries, not to mention the thousands of world visitors who enjoyed...
Family owned Lake & Pen Air brings unique service to Kenai Municipal Airport

Among Alaskan pilots Dave Wilder is as well known as Jay Hammond, Babe Alsworth and Fred Chambers. Wilder came to Alaska from the north side of Chicago in 1967 and wound up at Lake Iliamna where...
An Outdoor View: Fish wars and politics

...Fish and Game, by Ouija board? Would they prefer that state bureaucrats make all the rules, with no public input? Jay Hammond, governor of Alaska from 1974 to 1982, knew a thing or two about fish politics. In an op-ed column, "Fisheries...


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