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Pebble mine battle moves to Capitol Hill

...assertion that it is an independent document because Pebble Limited Partnership commissioned it.Former Republican Alaska Senate President Rick Halford testified to the House committee that before learning of Pebble he had never opposed a mine...
Senate approves TransCanada buyout

The Alaska Senate voted by a wide margin Tuesday morning to approve the state's buyout of TransCanada and advance the natural gas pipeline project...
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What others say: Sens. Coghill, Ellis bridging partisan divide to find solutions

...corrections system.Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, and Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, are the leaders of the Alaska Senate majority and minority caucuses, respectively. On the hallmark issues being debated in the capitol, such as oil and...
Voices of Alaska: Taking a stand

...appropriating millions outside the limits of our constitutional process. Today we stand to defend the power of the purse. Rep. Mike Chenault is Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives. Sen. Kevin Meyer is President of the Alaska Senate.
What others say: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...When prices are high, there's more than enough money to go around. But these are not those times.Very few in the Alaska Senate's and House's Republican-led Majority were willing to tackle the tax credit dilemma despite cries by the Minority...
Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

ANCHORAGE - After months of negotiations, the Alaska Legislature on Thursday approved a $5 billion budget that reduces spending while tapping the state's reserves to help with multibillion-dollar deficits brought on by low oil prices.
What others say: Lawmakers should share in state's budget cuts'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 their desks.According...
Layoff notices prepared as budget debate continues

...Monday. Gov. Bill Walker went so far as to offer the services of a mediator to help lawmakers come to terms.The Alaska Senate on Monday passed a version of the budget similar to what lawmakers passed in late April as a way to force negotiations...
Fish board remains to be filled

...for Kenai River king salmon. In 2014, Kramer advocated establishing a professional Board of Fisheries before the Alaska Senate Resources Committee. "It has become apparent to many that our current Board of Fish process does not possess the...
Kenai vape shop may face problems from smoking bill

...Jamie Chilton co-owns the Kenai e-cigarette store High Voltage Vapes, said that she supports most provisions of an Alaska Senate bill to prohibit smoking in public places. Senate Bill 1, which includes vaping under its definition of smoking...


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