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Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

...listed as a sponsor of the initiative, first banded together with a group of young Democrats elected to the state House of Representatives to introduce a legalization bill in 1972. "Gee, there weren't enough votes to worry about," the retired...
Chenault introduces ammonia tax credit bill

On Monday, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced a bill to the state House of Representatives that would create a tax credit for ammonia producers. According to its text, House Bill 100 would entitle "a taxpayer that owns...
Future of ammonia tax credit bill uncertain

A bill offering a tax credit to producers of ammonia and urea was passed by the State House of Representatives on April 13. It was referred to the Senate Resources Committee but has not been heard as of the committee's most recent meeting...
Knudsen, Chenault ready for election day

...Knudsen knows he will likely not win his race against incumbent Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, for the State House of Representatives District 29 seat, but the Nikiski Democrat has an ulterior motive for running. "I'm basically running...
Countdown to election day for Olson, Thornton

...a Democrat from Kenai, and incumbent Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, for the District 30 seat in the state House of Representatives. Since announcing her candidacy in August, Thornton has been knocking on doors. Most residents she talked...
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Candidate: Navarre

...decided that wasn't what he wanted to do, so he returned to the Kenai. In 1984, he ran for the Alaska State House of Representatives. "(I) decided I would take a shot at it really with the idea, I think at the time, I thought I would...
Cleaning up the Kenai bad as I thought it was going to be," said Shauna Thornton, a candidate for Democratic candidate for State House of Representatives District 30 who organized the event along with Rocky Knudsen, a Democratic candidate in House District 29...
Alaska's oil tax: Measuring risk and reward

...follow-up question is, just how much does Alaska need Big Oil? According to Gov. Sean Parnell and the state House of Representatives, it's enough that we're willing to rewrite the tax structure to change facets the industry says discourage...
Olson: We don't have to spend everything

...for another two-year term. The 62-year-old from Soldotna will be running for his fourth term in the State House of Representatives. Olson moved to Alaska with his wife, Barbara, in 1977. Like many young couples, they were childless...
Around the Peninsula

...cover healthcare issues The Kenai Legislative Information Office will listen in on a teleconference from the State House of Representatives on health care reform, rethinking insurance and changing the health care system at 10 a.m. Aug. 28...


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