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Legislative session continues, with budget vote pending

...from a conference committee late Saturday night.The Senate adjourned until Monday, after earlier passing an Interior energy bill the governor considered a must-have. The House canceled its Sunday floor session.
Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...passed before adjournment.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he doesn't think the Interior energy bill, which Walker has called a must-have, is in any danger of not passing. The bill has been on the Senate calendar...
What others say: The GOP's renewable fuel evangelists

...when it became law in 1992. But he danced around the renewable standard, which became law when his brother signed the energy bill passed by the Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid Congress."The law that passed in 2007 has worked, for sure," the former...
Legislature headed for overtime

...department heads won unanimous support.Several of his board appointments failed.The Senate had on its docket an Interior energy bill that Walker has called a must-have.There was no movement toward acting on Medicaid expansion, another Walker priority...
Lawmakers plan joint session for Sunday, bucking Walker

...Some big pieces of legislation remain in play, including the state operating and capital budgets and an Interior energy bill, he said.Legislative leaders were looking at when bills need to move from one side to the other, and Sunday was...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...said he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the But he said lawmakers would try.The Interior energy bill, which hasn't gotten a lot of attention over the last...
Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

...for the state to take the lead over activities in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and would put together an energy bill that includes provisions beneficial to Alaska.Members of Alaska congressional delegation have introduced legislation...
GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control

...said the new Republican-controlled Congress would vote soon in the new year on the "many common-sense jobs and energy bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years with bipartisan support but were never even brought to a vote...
What others say: Staying focused on natural gas

...announced this week that starting in March, local power customers will pay close to 3 cents less per kilowatt hour on their energy bill. That's unequivocally good news for residents who have been hampered by high local energy costs. The sizable drop...
Voices of Alaska: A new Congress brings new hope for Alaska

...from Bethel to Eagle, improved energy efficiency for public buildings and homes offers a real opportunity to reduce energy bills. Voluntary programs rather than more government regulation is key to success. We must look for ways to continue building...


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