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Legislature weighs dividends for the dead: Proposed bill would allow people who die halfway through year to apply for PFD

...before their death. They would also have to have received a dividend the previous year in order to be eligible. Rep. Mike Doogan said the change in law would eliminate the requirement that the Permanent Fund Dividend Division somehow determine the...
Democrats to hold statewide meeting on ethics reform

...he said. Also expected to attend the meeting are Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, and Reps. Berta Gardner, Les Gara and Mike Doogan, all Democrats from Anchorage. Live video of the meeting will be fed to the Anchorage and Fairbanks legislative information...
Gov's budget irks some: Parnell, legislators differ over meaning of 'deficit' its very definition, a situation in which you are spending more money than you are bringing in," said Rep. Mike Doogan, a member of the House Finance Committee. Parnell was adamant, though, that it's only deficit spending when Alaska...
Warming Words to open and explore. Some of the best-selling Alaska books right now for adults are "Capitol Offense," by Mike Doogan, and "Alaska Happens," by Rick Rydell. Other classic Alaska books that remain consistently popular are "Shadows...
Drug database bill passes

...Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks. Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, said, "It makes me squeamish." Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, said it posed a threat to Alaskans' privacy, and would put the medical records of law-abiding...
Crunch time in Juneau: With two weeks to go, tensions build in Capitol

...briefing. Other legislators still are concerned about the long-term outlook. Reps. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, and Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, are members of a House special fiscal policy committee, and both express concerns about the rising...
Leave safe cell phone use up to drivers

...for a total ban on cell phone use by drivers of motor vehicles. We think that idea, championed by Anchorage Rep. Mike Doogan, goes too far. It's Alaska's time to join other states that have already regulated a distraction that leads to...
GOP, Democrats battle over PFD comments

...days in Anchorage, and also was posted on the party's website. It focuses on comments from retiring state Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage. During the regular session, Doogan proposed a floor amendment to a state spending plan to move...
Did session skirt voters' intent? Special session may, may not be what initiative backers had in mind

...working rather than adjourn. "The real problem is that essentially we haven't gotten our work done," said Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage. He said the 90-day limit isn't really a limit, and is trumped by the Alaska Constitution's...
Lawmakers weigh savings

...but his plan faces a tough road in the Senate. Ellis' bill would be a one-time deal, as would a proposal by Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, which would take $10 billion from the constitutional budget reserve and put that money into the Permanent...


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