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What others say: 90-day session isn't good for Alaska

...the word of the speaker?Then how about listening to what a lobbyist-turned-legislator had to say about the 90-day session.Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III of Juneau was a lobbyist before being appointed to the Legislature to fill a vacancy...

...suspend the 2017 sodium requirements and to stop requiring students to take a fruit or vegetable.Margo Wootan, a nutrition lobbyist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest who has pushed for healthier meals, says relaxing those standards could...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage it is wrong to assume history will repeat itself, representatives of the hospitality industry work the halls with a top lobbyist seeking support for legislation to do just that. Is Pruitt really unaware that one in four of current Republican legislators...

...significantly limit the ability of cities and counties to regulate firearms, though they vary widely in how far they go. But an NRA lobbyist said this week that this year's legislation in Kansas would make that state a model on the issue for gun-rights supporters...

...questionnaire and a video of a man snoring thunderously and repeatedly waking up to breathe during a sleep test.James Stem, a lobbyist with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, said the website is useful but...
Senate panel supports alcohol 'no sell' list

...list would be citywide.Constant said his group is sharing the idea with community councils throughout Anchorage.Fairview lobbyist Paul Fuhs testified last week on the spending plan, calling for state alcohol tax money to be used to fund the effort, according...
Chicago-based organization joins anadromous stream fight

Mail found in boxes around the borough last week included a national lobbyist take on the upcoming anadromous stream ordinance public hearing. The borough mayor's office said much of what is posed on the...
Funds sought: Borough discusses unpaid lobbyist bill

...Tuesday night. Sprague said he has never had an issue with the lobbyist's work ethic and hopes to see the borough continue its relationship...from the firm, but he does talk or exchange emails with the lobbyist group on a fairly regular basis, he said. "I certainly get...
Navarre eyes state budgets, plans more trips to Juneau requests. The borough doesn't hire its own state lobbyist -- unlike other larger municipalities -- and Navarre said...discussions. "I can play that role as mayor and not have to hire a lobbyist," he said.On March 1 and 2, Navarre met with local legislators...
Knudson appointed relations director

...Washington, D.C. office. According to a report by the Associated Press, Knudson's position will amount to the state's top lobbyist spot in D.C. Knudson is currently working for Tesoro Alaska as the external affairs manager. "Obviously (Washington...


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