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Layoff notices prepared as budget debate continues

...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 for the respective caucuses.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-01/layoff-notices-prepared-as-budget-de
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Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded...changed.Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the amendment was intended...funding.Committee member Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said Senate Finance is approaching...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-me
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Dunleavy, accomplices are a disgrace on Erin's Law

...also provide abortions.Dunleavy didn't pull this off alone, and committee members Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, and Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, should be ashamed of themselves, too, for helping to spike a bill that passed overwhelmingly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-31/dunleavy-accomplices-are-a-disgra
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Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

...the Senate chamber en masse when Paul stood up to speak following the procedural vote on the House bill.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., complained to reporters that Paul places "a higher priority on his fundraising and his ambitions than on the security...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/surveillance-powers-lapse-with-no-de
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What others say: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...budget gap?The answer may be complicated. Some options for increased revenue have already been floated - Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, put forth a proposal for a "head tax" aimed at providing more education funds. Other proposals have included...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-01/what-others-say-governors-confere
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White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

...federal fishing laws has divided fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped.U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has proposed a bill to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide fishery managers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-30/white-house-vow-to-veto-fishing-law-
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House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan

...You can pretty much guarantee we're not going to take whole cloth what they've sent us," said state Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, "We have to do a good job, not just a quick job." Gov. Bill...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-30
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Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...versions of Erin's law. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett (R) sponsored and Representative Geran Tarr (D) co-sponsored...Despite the efforts and advocacy of Senator Lesil McGuire (R) and Senator Berta Gardner (D), in contrast to the unanimous...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/voices-of-alaska-erins-law-an-ove
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House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...facing amid budget cuts.Senate Finance Co-chairman Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said in an interview that it's bad policy to hand...budget negotiations. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, told reporters nobody will be happy with the budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/house-finance-unveils-draft-spending
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House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...Jim Colver, Gabrielle LeDoux, Paul Seaton and Louise Stutes signed a May 20 letter to House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, urging him to negotiate with the minority to avoid tapping the reserve account. The six could eliminate the 26-member...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
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