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House minority leader to step down

...Friday. She stepped down as minority leader Tuesday, which was also the House since 1999 and as minority leader since 2007. She hadn't information provided by the minority leader's press office.It's a one-year...
Senate minority leader says gay marriage inevitable

JUNEAU - Senate Minority Leader Hollis French said Thursday the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country seems inevitable."If you can't see...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...reach a budget deal before the scheduled end of the session Sunday, with education funding a sticking point.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck said his Democratic-led caucus wants to restore $32 million in one-time funds that were approved last...
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...threshold required to authorize a draw from the constitutional budget reserve to cover costs of state government. House minority leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said talks broke down Monday morning. The budget proposal, advanced by a conference...
Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

...other things. Democrats also wanted expanded Medicaid.As the impasse over the budget continued Wednesday, House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, told reporters his caucus does not want to give up its vote to authorize the reserve...
Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

...that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people," he said.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Alaskans want and expect their political leaders to work together.WILL THERE BE...
Layoff notices prepared as budget debate continues

...Monday before voting along caucus lines to send that plan to the House.Talks had been taking place between House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, and Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, according to the press secretaries...
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...projects, have been nonstarters with the majority.Reaching an agreement "looks pretty bleak right now," said House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage.The shutdown talk comes even though the state has billions of dollars in reserves. Aside...
House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

...Senate's Republican-led majority have expressed similar concerns to those voiced by Thompson on Thursday.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said the House Finance Committee's action complicates budget negotiations.Failure...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...and do something for the thousands of Alaskan working poor who are waiting for health care coverage," said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage.Walker has indicated he would call a special session dealing with Medicaid expansion...


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