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Senate passes capital budget

...find parts anymore for the plant and that this is a significant need that he did not think could be avoided.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, called it a big project to swallow nonetheless. He and Ellis voted against, but...
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...legislative attempt to subvert a vote on the pending initiative before Alaskans as an anti-worker action."House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, who works as a union business representative, said he believes it is best that Alaskans...
Rich Lowry: The First Amendment is such a nuisance

...arguments over Citizens United was that the government could ban books printed by corporations. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, has proposed amending the First Amendment to give the government more latitude to limit political expression.In...
Panel proposes more school money, pension option

...increase proposed in HB278 an "independent action" and what committee members viewed as the best approach.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, called the proposed funding increase a step in the right direction but not good enough...
Juneau's oldest legislator reflects on a life of public service

...Pruitt of Anchorage says it is Lynn's life experiences and sharp wit that has made him valuable to the Legislature. Minority Leader Chris Tuck of Anchorage agreed. "Bob is the grandpa of the legislature and with that he has a unique angle on resolutions...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

...Act, which Parnell has said no longer fit with the type of project being pursued and the change in players. Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has continued to question whether the state could get a better deal if it went out...
What others say: Local hire and honest boards

...Parnell's appointment of Mandell simply didn't pass the red face test. Sen. Hollis French, a Democrat and the Senate minority leader, was on target with a comparison - what if Gov. Tony Knowles during his administration had appointed a Berkeley...
TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

...resident of California. Critics say state law required members of the board to be Alaska residents.Senate Democratic Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has asked Partnell to withdraw Mandell's appointment, but Parnell has refused...
Proposed education amendment pulled

...argued it important to at least have the debate. All 20 senators were present for floor session Wednesday.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French joked later about there being more "whimper" than bang. But he called it a "dangerous" measure...
McConnell armed, not dangerous

...appropriate because he's in Congress. More to the point, he wants to stay in Congress, and maybe switch from Senate minority leader to majority leader. Before that can happen, however, the first thing he has to do is defeat the tea-party opponent...


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