Monthly Archives: January 2011

Senior Benefits Passes House

By Dave Donaldson

The House today approved a program that helps low-income senior citizens with a small monthly benefit to encourage them to stay in the state.    Continue reading

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Limiting Drivers’ Licenses for Refugees

By Dave Donaldson

Anchorage Republican Bob Lynn opened hearings today to rekindle his interest in limiting immigrants’  rights to an Alaska drivers’ license.   His attempts to usher through a similar, but more complex, bill last year failed twice on the House floor. Continue reading

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National Congress of American Indians

By Libby Casey

The President of the country’s largest group representing Alaska Natives and American Indians says they have fresh momentum, and are at the dawn of a new era.  Continue reading

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State of the Union

By Libby Casey

Alaska’s Democratic Senator and Republican Congressman sat together at last night’s State of the Union address, and found they had much in common in their reaction as Alaskans, despite their party differences. Continue reading

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Standard Deduction

By Dave Donaldson

The governor and many legislators this year have set changing the state’s tax on oil as the top goal for the session.  Continue reading

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Parnell’s State of the State

By Dave Donaldson

In a low-key address to the state House and Senate Wednesday night,   Governor Parnell called for unity among Alaskans – and set his goal in terms he had referred to during his run for the office last year. Continue reading

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Governor’s Oil Tax Plan

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell Monday presented a plan making minor changes in the state’s tax on oil saying they would spur development and create more jobs in new fields.  Continue reading

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