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House approves TransCanada buyout

...saving the public money, and it's about making more money for the state if this project moves forward."Before the House vote, Neuman said the pipeline deal shouldn't be considered a buyout."It's not a buyout, it's just us paying our...
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

JUNEAU (AP) - The municipality of Anchorage could be the last community to be reimbursed for new school bonds before a five-year hiatus, but the House speaker hinted this may not yet be a done deal.
Rich Lowry: Death as a taxable event

...Kind of Wisconsin, denounced the rise of "a caste system where birth equals outcome."The unhinged reaction to the House vote - the Senate won't pass repeal, and President Barack Obama would veto it if it got to his desk - is based on the Democrats...
What others say: Political ads show relentless focus on trivia rather than real issues

...the best voting record among the state's Congressional delegation. Rep. Don Young has missed nearly 15 percent of House votes in his decades of service - three times as many as Sen. Begich - but that didn't stop Americans for Prosperity awarding...
Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

...start a "discharge petition" to try to force House Republican leaders to bring a Senate-passed immigration bill to a House vote.But Pelosi announced this week the Democrats' discharge effort will focus on a bid to raise the minimum wage instead...
Health care budget fact check

...ago said was impossible: A strong bipartisan majority voted to defund Obamacare." - Statement after the Sept. 20 House vote.McCARTHY: "That's why today when we acted, it wasn't just a group of Republicans, but it was a bipartisan vote...
Suicide awareness training bill nears House vote

JUNEAU - A proposal that would require Alaska teachers and school staff to undergo training for suicide awareness and prevention cleared the House Finance Committee on Thursday. Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, is the sponsor of SB137. She said the goal of the measure is to help more people spot warning signs that may exist. Teachers, counselors and school staff in some cases know children better than anyone and are in a unique position to spot warning signs.
House votes down amendment to abolish primary elections

...affiliated with a party could vote the ballot of their choice unless the party's bylaws prohibit voting by non-members. A House vote on the primary election bill was scheduled for Thursday.
Alaska fisheries disaster money stripped as Sandy aid bill quietly rolls on

...storm. The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure in the final days of the Congress that expired Jan. 3, and a House vote had been expected quickly. But House Speaker John Boehner unexpectedly postponed the vote in the final hours of the...
House vote is a great day for Alaska

It's a great day for America! Growing up in Alaska, I was taught that neighbors help neighbors. Now I live in a small town that holds improptu fundraising for families in need.


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