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Anchorage and Mat Su Assemblies Vote To Oppose Ballot Measure 2

Oppose Ballot Measure 2(Anchorage)  The Anchorage Municipal Assembly and Mat Su Borough Assembly have both voted to oppose Ballot Measure 2 on the August 28 primary ballot.In action taken Tuesday, July 24, members of the Anchorage assembly approved a resolution that called Ballot Measure 2 “poorly written and ill-defined” and the “longest and most complex initiative” ever to go before Alaska voters, saying it would negatively impact broad sectors of Alaska’s economy.

The Mat Su assembly on Tuesday, July 17, voted 5-2 in favor of a similar resolution that labeled Ballot Measure 2 a threat to projects that “drive the economy and create jobs”“ because it would foster “endless legal battles” and a “ bureaucratic regulatory regime.”Willis Lyford, a spokesman for the Vote No On 2 campaign, called the assembly actions a major victory for the Vote No effort.  “Having these two groups join in opposing this defective measure is good news for our campaign.  It signals growing awareness of the danger Measure 2 poses to jobs and Alaska’s economy,” Lyford said.-30-A copy of the resolutions is attached; they can also be viewed at VoteNoOn2.net.Paid for by

“Vote No on 2,” PO Box 201312, Anchorage, AK 99520. Judy Brady, Lorna Shaw and Kurt Fredriksson, co-chairs, approved this message. Top contributors are Alaska Miners Association, Anchorage, Anchorage, Shell, Anchorage, and Alaska Oil and Gas Assn., Anchorage. www.VoteNoOn2.netVoteNoOn2@gci.netwww.facebook.com/ProtectAlaskasFuture

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