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Legislature needs to meet where people can watch them

Posted: April 16, 2013 - 4:16pm  |  Updated: April 17, 2013 - 8:52am

I think its about time to close the party down in Juneau and build a nice building near Anchorage and have it warm and comfy for them and have it made mostly of glass so we can keep our eye on them and when they have a major bill ready to present that pertains to the people’s oil, gas, and minerals, and our permanent fund which should be used to build our gas line and be manned by our people. The people must do it now. They can use one of those school’s giant auditourims that are hardly used and put on their show. Then you can see why we need to have a IQ test given to each one and weed the oil owned legislators out.

Many years ago I spent a winter there trying to save my gas station. I worked hard with a couple other gas station owners and we got the 220 bill passed. I found out that some of the states had a bill passed that no oil company or gas distributor could own a gas station and go into competetion with them. I asked Senator Ward to present this bill,an he laughed, I said are you saying that our legeslators are owned by the oil people and he said,absolutely for example the commissioner of the DEC is the president of one our major oil companies here in Alaska and the hallways of the Baranoff Hotel, I can still hear the echoes of laughter and the wheeling and dealing that went on til the wee hours of the night. If they could only put that effort up on the hill now that the whistle has been blown. Let’s weed the garden and get involved.

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akloving
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akloving 04/18/13 - 11:59 am
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Right on!

The people of Alaska have voted how many times to move the Capital! It is not financially responsible to continue maintaining the current location. For example, there was $75K set aside for improving the smoker's area. Don't these folks cost us enough money already in the form of increased health premiums because of all the illnesses they face as smokers. The politicians are able to "hide" from the masses. It would be such a benefit financially for Alaskans. However, I just do not know what it will take to make them move it. They have not listened to us in the past. All Alaskans who care about financial responsibility and access to those we elect, should DEMAND the move.

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LaFern 04/18/13 - 01:53 pm
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Juneau's empire

It will be hard to move the capital because on top of cronyism and hiding from Alaskans, Juneau's prosperity and very existence is based solely around it being the capital and having all of those people, staff, and "special guests" pump billions into city services and hospitality. Likewise the rest of the Southeast benefits from the increased traffic. It will require a state vs. southeast movement that the southeast will label as cannibalism but its a price we have to pay to increase accountability.

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