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Bob Franken: 'Tis the beltway around Christmas

...another poor victim of Washington gridlock.Just forget the North Pole, he'll stay in D.C., Like everyone else here, a lobbyist he'll be.So shut down his old gig of handing out presents,At least to the common folk; no more for the peasants It's...
APOC rejects more fisheries complaints

...the complaints, was reimbursed or compensated for attending and advocating for certain issues, but did not register as a lobbyist. The individuals were either members of the Matanuska-Borough's Fish and Wildlife Commission, contracted by that body...
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...
Why is peninsula so scary to fish board?

...meeting in Sitka and at the board workshop in Wasilla. I cannot understand how a 501c habitat organization can be a constant lobbyist to the Alaska Board of Fish. I am asking Governor Parnell and all elected officials from the Kenai Peninsula to counteract...
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...


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