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...bipartisan and closer to the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.But the House would be harder, giving House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California greater sway in the end over the outcome of legislation.Vetoes have existed since...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-07
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Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

...at naming popular issues than devising a coherent strategy for shaping them into winning campaign strategies.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that most Americans support her party's agenda for women. It includes better childhood...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-17/democrats-seek-to-turn-stand-on-i
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State representative switches party affiliation

...distract the Democratic caucus away from its focus on oil tax issues, education and affordable energy, said House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula of Juneau."Yes, Lindsey left for her own reasons," Kerttula said. "But our caucus is strong...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-14/state-representative-switches-party-
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Op-ed: Repeal and replace the giveaway

...Kerttula represents Juneau and other Southeast Alaska communities in the Alaska State Legislature. She is the House Democratic Leader and a former oil and gas attorney.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-05-21/op-ed-repaeal-and-replace-the-giv
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Undone: Dog of a year in Congress whimpers to an end

...Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said recently. "When will they learn to say 'yes' to common ground?"The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, attacked Republicans for opposing an increase in the minimum wage, voting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-08/undone-dog-of-a-year-in-congress-
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AP Analysis: Balanced budget in eyes of the beholder

...before, when he was negotiating with Boehner, and one that many congressional Democrats oppose strenuously.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who says she is "agnostic" on a change in the cost-of-living formula, recently...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-03-25/ap-analysis-balanced-budget-in-ey
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Dems push back on oil tax changes

...common sense" that reducing the tax would result in more oil production and more jobs. Rep. Beth Kerttula, House Democratic Leader, said that sounded plausible at first, but that's not what has happened in the past. "The governor started...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012011/new_773556164.shtml
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Lawmakers introduce coastal management bill

...best to revamp it. The Legislature can pre-empt an initiative by passing substantially similar legislation. House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula said HB325 tracks closely with the proposed initiative. Kerttula, a vocal backer of the initiative...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-18/lawmakers-introduce-coastal-manageme
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Oil industry boosts Alaska spending

...Rep Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, of the rising oil industry investment in Alaska. Kerttula, who is also the House Democratic leader, helped pass the ACES tax and said it was designed to provide an incentive to development. The production tax...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120110/new_744024163.shtml
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Second chance

...legislators passed legislation reining in governors' clemency powers, with Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, the House Democratic leader, joining with Rep. Ralph Samuels, R-Anchorage, its Republican leader, to co-sponsor the legislation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-12/second-chance
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