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What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue act during their regular session and two special sessions called afterward, won't likely win him friends in the Alaska House and Senate majority caucuses. But providing a health care option for 20,000 of the state's most at-risk residents...
What others say: Lawmakers should share in state's budget cuts

...On the front page of today's issue, state reporter Katie Moritz outlines the top 10 highest-paid workers in the Alaska House and the Alaska Senate. If we're talking about significant budget cuts, we suggest lawmakers start looking around...
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...Tuck said minority members would not support using the Permanent Fund earnings reserve account.Also on Monday, the Alaska House and Senate announced they plan to start holding floor sessions in Anchorage, starting Thursday.A handful of House...
House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House voted early Saturday to pass a state spending plan, after an agreement was reached between the majority and minority in an effort...
What others say: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble

...a lack of it.The Democratic-led minority in the Alaska House didn't compromise last week or on Monday. Rather...through late fall.The Republican-led majority in the Alaska House didn't compromise last week or on Monday. Rather...
Walker calls joint legislative session for appointments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker signed an executive proclamation Wednesday calling the Alaska House and Senate into joint session to take up consideration of his new Cabinet-level appointments and appointments to boards and commissions...
What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...legislative counsel for the state.On Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB...understood something Chenault and 26 other members of the Alaska House do not: This is a dead issue. For Alaska in particular...
House amends, then re-passes bill to create marijuana board

JUNEAU - The Alaska House reconsidered legislation it passed to create a new marijuana control board, tweaking it on the floor Wednesday.The new version...
What others say: Don't delete history

History should never be deleted, especially as we're still writing it.That's what a bill moving through the Alaska House of Representatives would do by removing court records for cases that have been dismissed or acquitted.House Bill 11...
What others say: Legislature off base on Medicaid

Watching the Alaska House of Representatives debate the state operating budget Thursday night, there was no mistaking the fact that the state is facing...


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