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Tourism funding remains in doubt in the Senate

...aid to the state's tourism industry lacks support among majority Republicans in the Senate, said Senate President Rick Halford. Cruise ship bookings continue to recover as travel fears following the September terrorist attacks ebb. The emergency...
Anchorage Daily News on cruise ship pollution bill

...260 to regulate cruise ship discharges into the state's air and water. Some lawmakers, including Senate President Rick Halford, have talked about raising the issue of a statewide head tax on cruise passengers. Such a tax is fair game for debate...
Senate should stop planning for budget miracle and act now

...1 billion a year, and the savings account has only 2 1/2 years of life in it, Senate leaders such as President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, are still praying for a bailout of new oil revenue. Earth to Halford and the rest of the Senate leadership...
New special session date urged

...the Senate to get this process back on track for a debate on the merits,'' Geldhof said Friday. Senate President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, supports the legislation, but nonetheless said it was ''inhumane'' of Knowles to call a special...
Voters rejecting changes in oversight of state boards

...reason, and I don't think there was, the public saw no reason to change those checks and balances.'' State Sen. Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, pushed the amendment as a way to maintain continuity in the management of the Permanent Fund Corp...
Senator joins lawsuit against new election districts

...redistricting by joining a lawsuit filed by Senate President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, and Speaker of the House Brian Porter...redistricting board is included in the suit filed by Rick Halford and Brian Porter," Ward said. "I have had my attorney...
Reader: Guided anglers must get private fishery access

...chosen by Attorney General Avrum M. Gross and Assistant Attorney General, G. Thomas Koester in 1980. Back then, Rep. Rick Halford requested a formal response to the constitutional legal status of EGAs. Koester?s opinion openly declared the...
Legislators looking for solutions to park closures

...might be able to shift money around in the Department of Natural Resources budget to cover the costs. Senate President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, has mentioned the possibility of having the administration keep the parks open, with the understanding...
Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...the Senate. Fred Dyson of Eagle River defeated Democrat Roberta Goughnour to win a seat vacated by Senate President Rick Halford. Con Bunde of Anchorage defeated Mitch Schapira to claim an open seat. In a race covering Spenard and other parts...
Former Kodiak state Sen. Fred Zharoff dies

...Zharoff did a good job advocating for the commercial fishing industry, an economic mainstay in Kodiak. Senate President Rick Halford, who was elected to the House the same year Zharoff was, said he'll remember Zharoff's sense of humor. ''He...


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