Monthly Archives: April 2010

White House Lobbies Murkowski on Financial Reform

By Libby Casey

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is among the Republicans the White House is trying to work with and mollify over a pending financial regulatory bill.    Continue reading

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Health Care Lawsuit Draws Criticism From Parnell Opponents

By Dave Donaldson

Candidates who want to take Sean Parnell’s seat in the governor’s office are reacting to this week’s announcement that he’s making a Constitutional challenge to the Federal health care legislation that passed Congress earlier this year.  Many of them see the litigation as a distraction from what the Governor needs to be talking about.   Continue reading

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Alaska Goes To Court Over Health Care

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell yesterday announced that Alaska is joining nineteen other states in challenging the constitutionality of the new Federal health care legislation.    Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans In Memory

By Libby Casey

The Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D-C bears the names of more than 58-thousand men and women killed in service. But there are hundreds of veterans of that conflict who have died in the decades since the war who are not listed on the wall.  The group the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund wants to pay tribute to them, too, so every year it inducts men and women into their honor roll.   Continue reading

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Getting the Job Done

By Dave Donaldson

Neither the House nor the Senate met the ninety-day deadline in adjourning the session early this morning.  But,  after a lot of pressure involving some of the most important issues that have been before them this year, they got the job done.   Continue reading

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A Little Bit More Than Ninety Days

By Dave Donaldson

Neither the House nor Senate adjourned this year’s session strictly within the ninety-day limit voters set for them.    Continue reading

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Asking Voters for More Legislators

By Dave Donaldson

The House approved asking voters this fall to send more lawmakers to Juneau next year.  They approved a Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question that would create spaces for four more House members and two more Senators.  Continue reading

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