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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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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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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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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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Walker calls joint legislative session for appointments

...the opportunity of a confirmation vote is unacceptable." Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said he and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, met with Walker on Wednesday morning and said they intended to take up the confirmations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-calls-joint-legislative-sessi
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What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...for the state.On Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, would require the federal government to hand over more than 100 million acres of land...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-15/what-others-say-hb-115-a-politica
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State budget still under discussion

...project until it is clearer whether Alaska LNG will enter its next phase. While Walker has threatened a veto, he and House Speaker Mike Chenault have had conversations about whether there's a way forward that gives both sides a level of comfort...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-12
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Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...cover costs of state government. In the House, Democratic support would be needed to meet that threshold.Tuck said House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, was working well with the minority.While talks were underway, so was the packing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/legislature-hits-overtime-on-budget-
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