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Bob Franken: Mario Cuomo's unfinished business

...significance of Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in Congress, appearing in 2002 (while a Louisiana state legislator) before a group led by Klansman David Duke is not that he just didn't know of his audience's point of view back...
Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

...shortly after Walker was sworn in as governor. Other appointments announced Monday include Sam Cotten, a former state legislator, as acting Fish and Game commissioner and Marty Rutherford as a deputy Natural Resources commissioner. Walker campaigned...
Give elected officials a salary adjustment

...November ballot, salaries are: Congress $174,000 a year, state judges $165,996 - $179,520 a year and state legislator's $24,012. Legislators also get a per diem of $161, but most must rent a pad in Juneau. Alaska's per capita...
Wolf withdraws from House race

...involved with. Also realizing that my involvement with Youth Restoration Corps may be an ethical conflict for me as a state legislator, I'm unwilling to comprise my support for this organization and the good work it does with our youth in the community...
AP News Extra: States face new cost concerns with Medicaid surge

...was estimated last fall."Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it's a success," said state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the California State Assembly's health committee. "We are going to have to...
Minority Democrats plan referendum on oil tax bill

...multibillion-dollar oil tax cut, said Monday they plan to support an effort to try to overturn the measure.Former state legislator and political activist Ray Metcalfe announced Sunday that he is pursuing a public vote on the matter. He said Monday...
House minority leader to step down

...School of Law, according to her bio. She grew up in Alaska, and her father, Jay Kerttula, was a long-time state legislator.Before running for the Legislature, Beth Kerttula worked in private practice and served as an assistant public...
Central Peninsula Hospital continues to see spikes in unpaid bills

...Alaskans over the first three years starting in 2014 and then $270 million a year after that.Navarre, a former state legislator, prior borough mayor and a one-time Central Peninsula Hospital Board member who ran for borough mayor again on...
KPC honors Brockel; friend, artist and college founder

...So how do we do this?" Williams asked.Fortunately, they knew people. Wagoner was friends with then Alaska State Legislator Clem Tillion. So they went where the money was - in Juneau - and they asked for higher education funding, Williams...
Assembly apologizes to itself

...ordinance as an overreaching land-grab, said that some on the assembly were acting like "Nazis." Wolf, a former state legislator, said that during his time on the assembly he's also been targeted, called names, been accused of being unethical...


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