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Op-ed: The House Republican meltdown

...right, and no one has the standing to bring all sides together in a semblance of unity.With McCarthy, the current majority leader, shocking the political world by giving up his speaker bid, it's not clear who can pick up the pieces. Some even...
Op-ed: Talking to themselves

...about it, that's what they set out to do. By now, most of us are familiar with the moment of frankness from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Fox News (where else?): "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we...
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...expand the state Medicaid program. Minority Democrat Rep. Sam Kito of Juneau was the only dissenting vote. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, said the attorney fees would be split between the House, Senate and Legislative Council...
Op-ed: Wither that sucker Trump

...of malevolence is hidden behind flowery manners, Cruz has shattered the code. In a floor speech complaining about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislative deal-making, he out and out called McConnell a liar. That's huge. It breaks...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid from groups across Alaska.If Walker goes ahead with expansion, "that's going to be a fact," Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said, and probably not something that lawmakers would kill. "Then it's a matter...
Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate 11 counter-terror measures look likely to be revived in a matter of days. With no other options, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an about-face, reluctantly embraced a House-passed bill that would extend the anti-terror...
What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...megaprojects such as the Knik Arm bridge and the Juneau road, while the Republican-led majority prefers the opposite.Majority leaders have evidently given up most if not all hope that they will reach a budget compromise. Last week, they floated...
Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...bipartisan efforts of two Republican and two Democrat legislators who introduced four versions of Erin's law. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett (R) sponsored and Representative Geran Tarr (D) co-sponsored HB 44 known as the Alaska Safe...
What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

...terrorist organization.Approval is likely in the House, but prospects in the Senate are more doubtful. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said that ending bulk collection of phone records would amount to "tying our hands...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...the Senate has done."Barbs were traded during the House floor debate about the budget not being funded. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, said not voting for the budget short-funds the government. Rep. Max Gruenberg...


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