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Agreement reached by Senate, House majorities

JUNEAU - Senate President Kevin Meyer says agreement has been reached between the Senate and House majorities on a budget.

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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Legislative leaders have raised the potential of passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund.

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Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker is suggesting that legislators, many of whom are in a holding pattern while budget talks are underway, take up a handful of bills while in extended session.

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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

JUNEAU - Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday defended the budget the Senate passed, including proposed cuts to education, as responsible. A co-chair of the committee, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, said there is room for compromise.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget
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Legislature headed for overtime

JUNEAU - With the scheduled end of session looming Sunday, lawmakers were trying to reach agreement on a spending package, an effort complicated by a lengthy joint session on confirmations and a minority leader stuck in Anchorage for much of the day.

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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. He called the session for Friday, the date for which the session had initially been scheduled before being canceled earlier this week.

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Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

JUNEAU - Efforts to reach an agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday as the Legislature went into overtime. But even after a budget is finalized, legislators' work might not be done. Gov.

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Lawmakers plan joint session for Sunday, bucking Walker

JUNEAU - The Alaska House and Senate plan to meet in joint session to take up appointments made by Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday, seeking to buck the new governor on the issue.

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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday hinted at a possible special session if legislators don't act on Medicaid expansion before the session's scheduled end on Sunday.

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State budget still under discussion

JUNEAU, Alaska - Heading into the legislative session in January, two of the big issues were Gov. Bill Walker's desire to expand Medicaid and the suddenly more urgent need to confront Alaska's budget deficit amid a crash in oil prices.

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