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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

...represents the state's leanest capital budget since 2001. It passed the Senate 18-2, with Sens. Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage Democrats, voting against.The state capital budget now goes to the House. A House Finance committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Senate passes bill changing marijuana crime laws

...the state's controlled substances list.Sens. Johnny Ellis, Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski, all Anchorage Democrats, voted against the bill.Wielechowski said he thought marijuana should have been removed from the state's list of controlled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-30/senate-passes-bill-changing-marijuan
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Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...of his proposal and a willingness to keep moving ahead on Alaska LNG. During Friday afternoon's hearing, Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said he wanted to hear what the companies had to say. He said he considered that critical to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28
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Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also could revisit the oil tax issue, something Democratic Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski brought up in interviews after Teal's presentation. The Republican-controlled Legislature has shown no interest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
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Lawmakers fast-track bill to avoid paying Anchorage bonds

...lower rate.Anchorage voters on April 7 will decide the multimillion-dollar bond package.Sens. Johnny Ellis and Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage Democrats, said it's unfair to change the policy because voting is already underway in Anchorage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/lawmakers-fast-track-bill-to-avoid-p
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Fish board needs a thoughtful nomination process

...While Maw was reported to have a fair amount of public support, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported that Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said many legislators with heavy dipnetting and sportfishing constituencies would have been reluctant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-05/fish-board-needs-a-thoughtful-nom
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Maw under investigation over residency

...that the governor's nomination was doomed from the beginning considering Maw's commercial fishing past. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the legislature, many of whom have heavy dipnetting and sportfishing constituencies, were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Maw under investigation over residency

...that the governor's nomination was doomed from the beginning considering Maw's commercial fishing past. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the legislature, many of whom have heavy dipnetting and sportfishing constituencies, were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

...Permanent Fund, would have to be at work an hour earlier for much of the year to stay in touch with the markets.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, who introduced a similar bill, said he had spoken to MacKinnon and supported moving hers forward...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-10/lawmakers-weigh-exempting-alaska-fro
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Lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...their licenses for habitually abusing marijuana, and individuals can receive treatment for marijuana abuse.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said that because marijuana can be medicinal, it might not be appropriate to apply all of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-09/lawmakers-look-at-new-draft-of-marij
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