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Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

...With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people," he said.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Alaskans want and expect their political leaders to work together.WILL THERE...
Layoff notices prepared as budget debate continues

...break Monday before voting along caucus lines to send that plan to the House.Talks had been taking place between House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, and Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, according to the press secretaries...
House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...another big issue for the minority, Medicaid expansion, at this point, saying the issue needs further review. House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Tuesday that expansion remains important to his caucus.Democrats also have...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...reach a budget deal before the scheduled end of the session Sunday, with education funding a sticking point.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck said his Democratic-led caucus wants to restore $32 million in one-time funds that were approved...
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...threshold required to authorize a draw from the constitutional budget reserve to cover costs of state government. House minority leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said talks broke down Monday morning. The budget proposal, advanced by a conference...
Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

...among other things. Democrats also wanted expanded Medicaid.As the impasse over the budget continued Wednesday, House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, told reporters his caucus does not want to give up its vote to authorize the reserve...
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...projects, have been nonstarters with the majority.Reaching an agreement "looks pretty bleak right now," said House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage.The shutdown talk comes even though the state has billions of dollars in reserves...
House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

...Senate's Republican-led majority have expressed similar concerns to those voiced by Thompson on Thursday.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said the House Finance Committee's action complicates budget negotiations.Failure...
Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

...settlement agreement in lawsuit over inequities in rural school funding. Walker had proposed phased-in funding.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck has said his Democratic-led caucus wants to see the $47.5 million restored, along with $32 million...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...The question is, is it worth it for them to do that and not provide opportunities for public education," House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said of potentially tapping those pots. House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mark...


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