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Brennan: A few worries about Dunleavy team

By Tom Brennan Some of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Public Safety appointments are getting a mixed response from experienced people in the various fields. Two that have old-timers worried are the appointment of Nancy Dahlstrom as Corrections commissioner and Amanda Price as commissioner of Public Safety. Dahlstrom has 15 years in the Alaska House of Representatives […]

Brennan: Government agencies adopt team approach

By Tom Brennan | State and federal agencies have announced they will be using the team approach to the state’s current rash of difficult problems. It’s by far the best way to go and should be used more routinely. Federal agencies working in Alaska are taking that method in responding to problems stemming from the […]

Brennan: Do what’s doable on climate

By Tom Brennan | President Donald Trump is taking a bunch of flack for his refusal to believe the latest report on climate change. He brings a lot of such criticism on himself with the way he handles such things, but a lot of thoughtful people have reservations about the report’s conclusions. It’s becoming increasingly […]

Brennan: Zoo murder hits home

By Tom Brennan | The murder of Alaska Zoo chief gardener Michael Greco brought home the crisis in our mental health system in a very powerful way. We didn’t know Michael but my wife and I were part of the extended zoo family for many years. Having a fine guy working at a place he […]

Brennan: Good old days are just ahead

By Tom Brennan | ‘Tis the season to give thanks and Alaskans have a lot to be thankful for. Whatever their individual reasons, we as a state seem headed for a time of prosperity and progress. Low oil prices are problematic, but those tend to be temporary. The major oil and gas companies in Alaska […]

Brennan: Incentives could fix flawed system

By Tom Brennan | Gov. Mike Dunleavy could revolutionize state government and downsize many departments with one innovative approach — incentives. The best people to do the consolidation job are those closest to the problem, the department heads and managers throughout the system. They know where the fat is, what functions are essential, which are […]

Brennan: Repeal the Fourteenth Amendment

By Tom Brennan This nation should repeal the Fourteenth Amendment to eliminate an unwise incentive to game the immigration system. The odds are against its happening but Congress should try to straighten out a problem that is bringing millions of illegal aliens to this country — and keeping them here. As it stands, the birthright […]

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