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Bob Franken: Shaky American principles

...our justice system than those of lesser means. Even as the laws are created, the wealthy special interests hire expensive lobbyists to make sure they're not bound by the same rules as those who have no paid-for voice. And it's getting worse. As for...

...I want to see our laws protect our children, not our gun lobbyists," said Andrew Morosky, 48, who lives in Newtown and whose...Maloney, D-N.Y. "Too many people have died, and too many lobbyists have lied."As the marchers slowly moved across the bridge...
What others say: 90-day session isn't good for Alaska

...Then how about listening to what a lobbyist-turned-legislator had to say about...Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III of Juneau was a lobbyist before being appointed to the Legislature...They lose out to the ever-present lobbyists. Bills don't always get the thorough...
Opinion your child until it does."Martinez choked back tears as he spoke, then grew angrier as he talked about gun laws and lobbyists."The talk about gun rights. What about Chris' right to live?" Martinez said. "When will enough people say: 'Stop...

...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...

...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 fisheries act draft begins circulating

...Other Alaskans who testified there, or lobbyists for the groups the testifiers represent...staffer emailed the draft to a list of lobbyists and executives representing various commercial...Public Affairs Director Jim Gilmore, and lobbyists representing Bering Sea Crabbers, Alaska...
What other's say: Stalemate between parties prevents progress

...requests on the part of their constituents - not lowly individuals who have one vote, but business owners represented by lobbyists whose primary interest is not American defense but how they can profit from doing business with the Department of Defense...
Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...said, represents the amount the leader of a national anti-marijuana group collected in campaign donations from alcohol lobbyists during his time in Congress.Messages from The Associated Press to a spokesman for former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy...
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...


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