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Governor Addresses Special Session Progress


May 21, 2005

In his radio message this week, Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski talks about how the special session is faring and about the progress made in the special session toward passage of key legislation.

He also discusses how the tough and enduring session has been stressful for everyone, including the media.  The governor says he continues to remain hopeful that they can still accomplish goals in the days ahead.

In his message the governor addresses the intensive lobbying efforts on the PERS/TERS Retirement Bill and Workers Compensation Bill. Murkowski says the public isn't aware of the lobbying efforts because it isn't reported. "I think that's irresponsible journalism," said Murkowski. Some reporters are pushing the envelop where they do not portray objective coverage, said the governor.

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