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New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

...competing users."The State denied that in its response filed Feb. 27. The State is representing Treadwell, who as lieutenant governor controls the Division of Elections and is responsible for approving or denying ballot initiative petitions.Treadwell's...
Hearing set for suit over setnet ban initiative

Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance's appeal of the Lieutenant Governor's decision not to certify its proposed ballot initiative is scheduled for April 22 in Anchorage. The alliance, or AFCA, wants...
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...year.The law calls for the lieutenant governor to hold hearings around the...hearing on initiatives that the lieutenant governor has determined to be properly...hearings organized by the lieutenant governor would.Messages seeking comment...
Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change

...Natives among those speaking in opposition. A current council member, Dave Parker, and a former state lawmaker and lieutenant governor, Loren Leman, were among those expressing support.Leman said the council is dominated by members of the Alaska...
3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

...state officials.The State Officers Compensation Commission last year proposed raising salaries for the governor, lieutenant governor and heads of the 14 main state departments.Parnell in December said he would decline a pay raise for himself...
What others say: AGIA is buried, but the pipeline dream lives on

...the Legislature to get this process moving."AGIA didn't work.Gov. Sean Parnell, who was Gov. Palin's lieutenant governor at the time, announced on Friday that the state and pipeline-builder TransCanada have agreed to terminate their...
Legislators' prefiled bills released

...Republican-led majority and one from Democrats.The commission had recommended salary increases for the governor, lieutenant governor and heads of the 14 main state departments, mainly referred to as commissioners. Parnell has said he would decline...
State says proposed setnet initiative won't be on ballot not over, that is for sure." The Alaska Salmon Alliance quickly praised the decision. "We are elated by Lieutenant Governor Treadwell's decision to not certify this job-killing measure," said Arni Thomson, executive director of...
Senate candidates weigh in on minimum wage

...better than Washington, D.C. I strongly believe that Alaska ought to set the minimum wage based on our need. As lieutenant governor, I oversee elections and in that capacity I am barred from making an official statement on the state's minimum...
Lt. Gov rejects setnet ban petition

Citing a 1996 Alaska Supreme Court decision Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell today rejected an initiative seeking...elating" in a media release. "We are elated by Lieutenant Governor Treadwell's decision to not certify this job-killing...


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