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The Alaska Public Offices Commission Wednesday rejected marijuana activist Charlo Greene's objection to a subpoena related to an investigation into whether she violated campaign finance laws; Greene says she does not intend to comply.Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Division of Elections announced the certification of three ballot measures Wednesday, beginning the 90-day countdown to the enactment of the measures passed by voters, including legalization of marijuana. Laurel Andrews
Incoming governor Bill Walker continued to flesh out his cabinet on Tuesday, announcing new appointments as the clock ticked toward Monday's inauguration, including naming his law partner Craig Richards as attorney general.Alex DeMarban
Former Alaska oil man Bill Allen is no longer on federal probation. He watched his business empire implode amid a high-profile public corruption probe, and eventually pleaded guilty to corruption charges.Jerzy Shedlock
A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.Mark Thiessen | Associated Press
Karen Rehfeld, Office of Management and Budget director since 2007, retired Friday after 35 years with the state.Associated Press

Conference comes up with bold recommendations as Walker readies for office

November 23, 2014 - 9:20pm -- benanderson
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A transition conference in the leadup to Gov.-elect Bill Walker taking office came up with a list of ambitious recommendations for the new administration, including re-evaluating the state's many megaprojects and dealing with impending budget deficits.

A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.Alex DeMarban

A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.

Alex DeMarban
The Alaska green rush is underway, with three different marijuana trade shows planned in Anchorage starting in March 2015. Laurel Andrews,Suzanna Caldwell

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