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House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...Foster and Republican Reps. Jim Colver, Gabrielle LeDoux, Paul Seaton and Louise Stutes signed a May 20 letter to House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, urging him to negotiate with the minority to avoid tapping the reserve account...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
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Administration's attitude on fish board appointment disconcerting

...governor's decision was final.A spokesperson for the administration insisted that appointment was never made.House Speaker Mike Chenault of Nikiski said the usual procedure for the governor after making an appointment is to transmit it the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-23/administrations-attitude-on-fish-
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Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...from reserves.Negotiations had been occurring between the House and Senate and the House majority and minority. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said a failure to reach agreement with the minority was not for lack of trying. He said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/legislature-adjourns-governor-calls-
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Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...has indicated he would call a special session on Medicaid if lawmakers don't address that issue before adjourning. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he did not see it as being part of the package of legislation to be passed before...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/governor-suggests-bills-to-work-on-d
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Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...are scheduled to reconvene Tuesday; the Legislature last week voted for a recess in floor sessions until then.But House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, questioned bringing the full...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/questions-linger-as-date-for-lawmake
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Legislators may get last word on gasline funds

...problematic given the state's projected deficit this year of $3.9 billion and the ill feelings between the governor and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, over the issue.Meanwhile, what...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-03/legislators-may-get-last-word-on-gas
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Resolution passes allowing recess while committees meet

...to make sure there was enough flexibility that lawmakers could come back into session earlier if there was a deal. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, also left open the possibility of reconvening earlier if there was a deal.Walker called...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-30/resolution-passes-allowing-recess-wh
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Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...reconvene, possibly in Anchorage. Many legislative offices have been packed up and many staff members are gone. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said there's an issue, too, with the impending start of renovation work on the Capitol...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/alaska-legislature-gavels-in-for-spe
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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund. House Speaker Mike Chenault said if the House and Senate majorities reach an agreement on education funding, which has been a sticking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/leaders-raise-potential-of-budget-vo
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Agreement reached by Senate, House majorities

...passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund.House Speaker Mike Chenault said if the House and Senate majorities reach an agreement on education funding, which has been a sticking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/agreement-reached-by-senate-house-ma
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