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CAGW Releases April WasteWatcher Report



For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
April 3, 2014  

Murkowski’s Folly

The first rule of communications is crafting an effective message. 

A March 11, 2014 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt provided a unique glimpse into how messaging used by politicians can shift over time.  The editorial detailed the push in the 1990s by former Senators Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to build a 38-mile road connecting the Alaskan towns of King Cove and Cold Bay.  Opposed by the Clinton administration, the idea was to expedite the movement of seafood from the salmon canneries in King Cove to the airport in Cold Bay for distribution. 

CAGW Names Rep. Earl Blumenauer 2013 Porker of the Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
February 6, 2014 Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5300

 

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer a Close Second

Happy 35th Anniversary, Airline Deregulation!

As a hard-nosed researcher of low fares (in other words, I am a cheap flier), I am appreciative of the fact that, thirty five years ago today, President Jimmy Carter signed the Air Transportation Regulatory Reform Act into law, on October 24, 1978.

Business as Usual in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Alaska has long received more than its fair share of federal funding.

Admitting Failure is the First Step Toward Success

If President Obama's State of the Union Address could be said to have a message - a common thread, as it were - that message might have been, "There is a whole pile of wonderful legislation with bipartisan support just waiting to be passed.

Chevy Volts Fail to Electrify Customers

In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, is on the brink of bankruptcy and debates whether or not it is completely absurd to build a baseball field in his cornfield and expect people to come watch games played by ghosts of former players. In a famous scene, Kinsella is walking in his backyard when he hears a mysterious voice call out, “if you build it, they will come.”

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.