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Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...Republicans held on to a majority in the state Senate on Tuesday but two familiar faces were sent packing. Anchorage Sen. Dave Donley, co-chair of the powerful Finance Committee, was upset by Democrat Hollis French. Nikiski Sen. Jerry Ward was...
Senate passes amendment to restrict judges

...proposed by the Legislature passed the Senate on party lines Wednesday. The constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, would also allow the Legislature to propose broader revisions to the constitution. Two years ago...
Voters reject limits on judicial intervention in amendments

...a violation of the American system of separation of powers and checks and balances,'' Fischer said. State Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, said he was looking for clarity in the process of amending the constitution when he pushed for passage...
Knowles signs 19 bills into law, vetoes one

...judges to render decisions within six months of hearing a case in order to be paid. The bill's chief backer, Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, argued it simply provided the public with information on whether judges complied with that law...
Tax cap proposal worries officials

...Peninsula. The peninsula would lose about $1.1 million by that route, Sinz said. Legislation proposed by Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, would redirect the state's windfall from the tax cap back to municipalities. Sinz said the likely...
Bill would cut fees for public interest lawsuits

...they only prevailed on a small part of it. The bill was filed by the Senate Finance Committee at the behest of Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, who did not return a phone call seeking comment. Two years ago, a public interest complaint prompted...
March 5: Anchorage Daily News on Legislature and limiting public participation:<

...civic-minded citizens with small bank accounts. It will also stop lawyers with limited financial resources. Sen. Dave Donley argues that the legislation allows plaintiffs to collect 100 percent of their fees in ''extraordinary'' cases...
Redistricting map pits several incumbents against each other

...plans to seek a Senate run. Bunde said Saturday that he is undecided about whether he will run in the Senate. Sen. Dave Donley, R-Anchorage, is also in a Senate district constructed from the House districts of Democrat Minority Leader Berkowitz...
Prison, Peace Corps bills among the dead at session's end incident last year in which three youths targeted Alaska Natives in paintball attacks. Anchorage Republican Sen. Dave Donley's answer to hate crimes -- automatically sending juveniles who commit felony hate crimes to adult courts -- passed...
Municipalities may see more cash

...approve a cap on local property taxes would be earmarked for aid to local governments under a bill sponsored by Sen. Dave Donley. An initiative headed for the November ballot caps local property taxes at 10 mills and would cause drastic shortfalls...


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