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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-02/where-things-stand-in-the-alaska-leg
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-01/layoff-notices-prepared-as-budget-de
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/house-finance-stalls-walkers-medicai
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House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...another big issue for the minority, Medicaid expansion, at this point, saying the issue needs further review. House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Tuesday that expansion remains important to his caucus.Democrats also have unsuccessfully...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/house-finance-unveils-draft-spending
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/walker-says-he-wont-rescind-special-
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/legislature-adjourns-governor-calls-
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Legislative session continues, with budget vote pending

...session carries on, with a vote pending on a state spending plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to wait to take up the budget. Under legislative rules, the conference committee report on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-26/legislative-session-continues-with-b
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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

...settlement agreement in lawsuit over inequities in rural school funding. Walker had proposed phased-in funding.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck has said his Democratic-led caucus wants to see the $47.5 million restored, along with $32 million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget
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Military code, gas line appointments things to watch

...statehood and has not been changed substantively since, according to a legislative research brief requested by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, who is among the legislators who have sponsored legislation to update the code. The National Guard Bureau's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-22/military-code-gas-line-appointments-
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