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Poll asks the wrong questions

...have been producing for years. Receiving such a poll from our lawmakers is hardly surprising since 10 percent of our state senate is comprised of oil company employees and the remainder of the majority caucus receive lavish support from oil industry...
Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...the site tells viewers, as cartoon coins roll into a slot on the side of a map of the state.The campaign comes as a state Senate working group has scrutinized the program, which paid $628 million last year to companies on the North Slope, in...
Op-ed: Wither that sucker Trump

...had already shown an amazing cheap-shot aptitude, has taken his rancor to a new level. On the floor of the United States Senate, where all sorts of malevolence is hidden behind flowery manners, Cruz has shattered the code. In a floor speech...
What others say: Society has right to safeguard itself

The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate that would do away with the "personal belief exemption" that allows parents in California to refuse to vaccinate their children...
Cal Thomas: Taylor Swift's bad investment

...New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has included an education tax credit in the state's current budget. The State Senate has passed the bill. It awaits action by the House. Predictably, the teachers unions oppose it, calling the measure...
What others say: Alaska could find itself in boiling pot with marijuana form a committee to address concerns and establish guidelines in regard to Alaska's new, relaxed pot law.The state Senate this week introduced a bill to define the rules for commercial sales of marijuana statewide. People in support of the...
Group backing clinton gets $1M from untraceable donors

...considered during a constitutional convention was too scary for some, including in Texas, where the proposal died in the state Senate this session after passing the House."I was surprised at how strong the fear of a runaway convention was," said...
Op-ed: The front-runner in name only

The last time Jeb Bush ran for office, it was 13 years ago. Barack Obama was serving in the Illinois state Senate. No one had heard of Obamacare or the tea party, and wouldn't for years. It was before the invasion of Iraq, before Hurricane...
Lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

...AP) - Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry. The state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of the bill proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to create a new marijuana control board, and the...
Voices of the Peninsula: Shedding some light on educators' pay

...Today, as we talk about budget cuts in the state, it becomes apparent very quickly that this has gone away. The State Senate has decided to make massive cuts to the States education budget. A couple of weeks ago I saw a headline referencing...


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