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Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...council member Duncan Fields of Kodiak and passed with a 9-2 vote.Since then, public input has swelled.The Alaska legislature's coastal representatives sent a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council expressing support for 50 percent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/alaska-npfmc-members-appeal-recusals
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What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...1 bumping up against deadlock in the Legislature, the Republican-led majority caucus...requires a three-quarters vote by the Legislature to access, which means at least some...obligations would greatly restrict the Legislature's ability to deal with deficits in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/what-others-say-reserve-funds-tra
Opinion
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...message from Gov. Bill Walker. If the Legislature can't come to an agreement on a budget...000 employees.The budget the Alaska Legislature passed at the end of its regular session...the start of the fiscal year, for the Legislature to act."We have until July 1 before...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
Opinion
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

The Alaska Legislature has had some difficult problems to...reform, to name a few. But one of the Legislature's biggest problems is one that members...a decision, it's not clear the Legislature gave their opinion much weight. In...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/what-others-say-legislatures-unwi
Opinion
House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...the CBR requires three-quarters of the both houses in the Legislature to approve, and Democrats are holding out for several demands...At the same time, Republicans in both chambers of the Legislature have said they are being "held hostage" and "held up...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
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Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...Sen. Bill Wielechowski requested the Legislature reconvene Friday in Juneau, where the...Gardner to Wielechowski declared that the Legislature must meet in Juneau to comply with Walker's...court would likely conclude that if the legislature wants to meet in special session in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
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Partisan politics harmful to resolving current issues

...they elected an independent for governor. Apparently the legislature didn't get the memo that this is a new era and one where...blames the Senate, the Senate blames the Democrats and the legislature blames the Governor. Get over it! Do what is right for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-21/partisan-politics-harmful
Letters
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature and an escalation of the debate over whether the special...revenues to areas such as public safety and health. The Legislature's budget was left intact and money would be available to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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Administration's attitude on fish board appointment disconcerting

...and fishing benefits in Montana. The Legislature narrowly rejected Walker's second...no names had been forwarded to the Legislature.A spokesperson for the administration...required to follow that procedure when the Legislature is not in regular session (legislators...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-23/administrations-attitude-on-fish-
Opinion
Walker won't force Juneau as special session venue

...move. Lawmakers scattered after the Legislature voted early in the special session for...Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, the Legislature's top attorney, Doug Gardner, said...court would likely conclude that if the Legislature wants to meet in special session in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-19/walker-wont-force-juneau-as-special-
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