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...requested. Legislators' responses to the action were telling in measuring their own commitment to budget cuts; Rep. Steve Thompson, to his credit, praised the governor's willingness to make hard budget choices. Both the governor and Legislature...
With oil prices dropping, Walker stops spending on mega-projects

...Parnell. The spending move by Walker, who was long a Republican, was praised by two key Republicans, state Rep. Steve Thompson, who co-chairs the House Finance Committee, and state Senate's majority leader, John Coghill of North Pole...
House committee advances abortion funding bill

...woman's access to an abortion. The vote was 6-5. Republican Reps. Mia Costello, Cathy Munoz, Mark Neuman, Steve Thompson, Tammie Wilson and Bill Stoltze voted in favor; Democratic Reps. Les Gara, David Guttenberg and Bryce Edgmon...
Bill to end high school exit exams advances in House finance

...the deadline. "Not every Alaskan reads every law we pass," Gara said. Reps. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, also said former Alaska high school students may be out of state or overseas and not receive word...
Voice of Alaska: Keeping foster children with relatives should be a priority

...system is one step in the right direction. House Bill 54 sponsored by Representative Les Gara and Representative Steve Thompson offers a simple, common-sense solution to prevent abused and neglected children from being placed with strangers...
Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan the degree that it should grow to establish a tax base that will help carry us to the future," he said.Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said a major portion of the state budget is personnel. With cost-of-living adjustments and...
March 29 designated Vietnam Veterans Day

...including his wife's brother, and died early in their lives, not in Vietnam "but because of Vietnam."Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said he carried the bill at the request of Bill Thomas, a former Republican state representative...
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Fairbanks city council considers pay cut for new mayor

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks Mayor Steve Thompson has been in office only two weeks and already he's facing a pay cut -- through no fault of his own. The move is the result...
Fairbanks police to get new station, but no new furniture

...You can't do that, period.'' The legal department agreed and informed city officials, including Mayor Steve Thompson. ''We had the legal department take a real good look at the bond itself,'' Thompson said. ''It doesn't...


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