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Gov. Murkowski: Changes in Ballot Proposition 2 makes it unsupportable #AlaskaCoastalManagement

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Posted: August 19, 2012 - 12:00am

By FRANK MURKOWSKI
FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR

The Coastal Zone Planning Initiative that will appear on this August’s Primary Ballot as Proposition 2 is very different from the Bill that passed the House 40-0 in the 2011 session of the Legislature.

As proof - only 7 out of 60 Alaska Legislators supported Proposition 2 when it was proposed as legislation in the 2012 session of the Legislature. Remember ­—

• There had been debate on Coastal Zone for two years, so Legislators were fully aware of the impact of the differing proposals;

• The vote in the 2011 session showed that all 40 House members and many from industry were....... http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-19/changes-ballot-proposition-2-makes-it-unsupportable