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Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

...and gas credits than the production tax brings in. He hasn't proposed an alternative but some Republican and Democratic lawmakers support looking at the credit issue.Many in the GOP-controlled Legislature are looking to a proposed major...
Medicaid expansion could be months away

...state is looking to rein in spending amid plunging oil prices and projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits.Democratic lawmakers earlier this year supported legislation that would have the state accept coverage for those up to 138 percent of...
Democrats offer education legislation

...charter schools to assist with startup costs, and a requirement for traffic control at and around school zones.Democratic lawmakers hope the allocation increase will hold off teacher layoffs for next year.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said...
Lowry: The UAW's worker problem

...whatever he wants. If Corker is guilty of dirty pool, what about President Barack Obama, who told a group of Democratic lawmakers that no one opposed the UAW organizing the Chattanooga plant except people "more concerned about German shareholders...
Public education supporters hold rally at Capitol Many of those gathered held signs with slogans like "Kids Not Cuts" and "Axe Vouchers."Several Democratic lawmakers joined the crowd, including Rep. Harriet Drummond of Anchorage. She led chants of "BSA! BSA!" - a reference...
Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

...high-income earners and middle-class workers whose wages have largely stayed flat for many years. One top Democratic lawmaker, who would discuss the sensitive issue only on condition of anonymity, said he is incensed when his party's...
Alaska adopts new rules for abortion payments

...carefully at why they are performing the abortions."Streur said he took to heart constitutional concerns raised by Democratic lawmakers. He said he asked the Department of Law if the proposal was unconstitutional or infringed on an Alaska Supreme...

...said the train's hypnotic motion may have caused him to experience a "nod" or a "daze" at the controls.The Democratic lawmakers are urging the Federal Railroad Administration to demand the implementation of a measure they say might prevent...

...Corbett and Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature, which passed it over the objection of every Democratic lawmaker. Republicans, long suspicious of ballot-box stuffing in the Democratic bastion of Philadelphia, justified...

...for self-defense."Christmas came early for law-abiding gun owners," said state Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democratic lawmaker from southern Illinois whose proposed legislation approving concealed carry narrowly lost in the Legislature last...


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