Monthly Archives: February 2010

Money for Meals Helps Schools, Too

By Dave Donaldson

The state would take part in paying for school meals through a bill heading through the Senate this session.    Continue reading

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Stop Gambling Growth — Stop Taxing It

By Dave Donaldson

The state last year received $6.8-million  from gamblers on cruise ships running casinos in Alaska waters.    Anchorage Democrat Harry Crawford doesn’t want that money.     Continue reading

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Needs Added to Scholarship Debate

By Dave Donaldson

Both House and Senate Education Committees today ntroduced amendments to the governor’s proposed Performance-based Scholarship that would recognize the financial needs of high school graduates and their families.  Continue reading

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Medicare-Only Clinic Planned for Anchorage

By Dave Donaldson

Anchorage Senior Citizens could have a new medical clinic this year under a plan unveiled at the capitol today.   The primary care clinic would totally focus on patients who are covered by Medicare, and would be a starting point for those who need specialists’ services under the government program.    Continue reading

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Murkowski Critical of Obama Energy Plans

By Libby Casey

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is complaining about what she calls a lack of progress by the Obama Administration on certain energy issues.  Continue reading

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Legislators Look at Campaign Disclosure

By Dave Donaldson

Legislators are looking at ways to require more detailed disclosure of who pays for political advertising.  The issue arises out of last month’s decision by the U-S Supreme Court that will allow corporations and labor unions to use their own money to influence voters.  Continue reading

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Chief Justice Makes Overtures to Working Closer to Legislature on Common Problems

By Dave Donaldson

Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti today called for more cooperation between the court system and the legislature to reduce problems in Alaska’s society — with particular focus on the issue of recidivism,  people returning to prison after completing their first sentence for criminal activity.  Continue reading

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