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Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...billion would be needed to cover debt service, fund capitalization and retirement accounts.Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, discussed the possibility of gathering funds from all the available state savings accounts to pay for the $2.1 billion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
News
What others say: Population decline not portent of disaster, but state needs to pay attention

...the issue and set funds aside for the Interior Energy Project, aiming to get lower-cost natural gas to Fairbanks and North Pole. But higher-than-expected cost projections for natural gas necessitated the refocusing of the project on a broader...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-20/what-others-say-population-declin
Opinion
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...beginning in mid-September. That would have cut off Cordova, which is not on the road system.Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, said the sound and canal service could be saved if other choices were made. She also likened driving 352 miles between...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-17/funding-reallocation-spares-summer-f
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Weekend softball roundup

...all four games, losing 8-0 to North Pole on Friday in five innings, 15-0...Friday in three innings, 14-0 to North Pole on Saturday in four innings, and...two games for the Stars. Against North Pole on Friday, Schneider walked five...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-05-09/weekend-softball-roundup
Sports
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...floor sessions until then.But House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, questioned bringing the full Legislature back to Juneau to gavel in if there is nothing new to act upon. Both hoped...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/questions-linger-as-date-for-lawmake
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Farm to fiber: Natural fiber industry grows

...the Alaska Natural Fiber Business Association, which has 71 members statewide. The first mill came to the state in North Pole one week ago, Coray-Ludden said. The mill will be specializing in fine fibers, such as Kashmere and Qiviut, which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/farm-to-fiber-natural-fiber-industry
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Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...being part of the package of legislation to be passed before adjournment.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he doesn't think the Interior energy bill, which Walker has called a must-have, is in any danger of not...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/governor-suggests-bills-to-work-on-d
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Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...remove marijuana from that list, but some committee members want it on there.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said lawmakers will also work over the interim on a bill addressing how municipalities can trump state laws with local...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/lawmakers-plan-work-on-marijuana-bil
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Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...issue for him. But he said he would discuss that with legislative leadership.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he thinks Walker could get "another handful of people supporting him" on Medicaid expansion if he waits until...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/legislature-hits-overtime-on-budget-
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Senate expected to vote on its budget plan Friday

...foods that do not meet federal nutrition standards. In her sponsor statement for HB 163, Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, says school fundraisers are confined to "selling carrot sticks and rice cakes to generate revenue." The standards...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-03-29
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