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Voices of Alaska: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...what good construction jobs mean for our state and for the economic security of Alaskans. For decades, Alaska legislators and governors worked together on Alaska Hire requirements to ensure that Alaskans get hired for Alaska jobs. I am proud to...
Time to eliminate Daylight Saving Time the evening? Do the math, and apply the logic. Just leave the clocks alone." Friends, please urge our legislators and governor to support the current bill to eliminate the confusion and ill effects of DST. It's easy to send an email...
Conference of Alaskans will provide opportunity for state to move ahead What others say

...should help pay the cost of state government. The question is an old one, but the approach is new. For years, legislators and governors have done a lot of talking about using the permanent fund as a way to help close the recurring budget shortfalls...
Senate is working on its egg, but will it be golden?

Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles last week urged state legislators and Gov. Sean Parnell to come together on an oil tax plan. Lawmakers and the governor, Knowles said, should be working together to reach what he called a "united Alaska fair share." What's more, Knowles said Alaskans should demand that the Legislature not adjourn without doing just that. In this day and age, the idea almost seems novel -- expecting our elected representatives to work together in the best interests of Alaskans.
Have we really been getting our fair share?

...Compass article in Anchorage Daily News (March 22). I also agree that what we need as Alaskans is for our legislators and Governor to develope a united position of fairness to both Alaskans and to oil companies. My assessment at this time...
What others say: Recent savings saves state budget

...state's budget situation is worrisome. Welcome to the state of Alaska, circa 2002. The one bright spot is that legislators and governors actually saved some money in the intervening years. We're going to need it.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...
Discussion on education past due

...Sean Parnell declared in his State of the State address that 2014 would be the "education session." That our legislators and governor are now engaged in the discussion is good news. Too often, education issues are left to the last minute, or...
Push made to establish Jay Hammond refuge

...uses that would be foreclosed when exclusive rights of consumptive use are given to one industry or another. As legislator and governor, Jay is given credit not only for having been a driving force behind creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund and...


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