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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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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
Opinion
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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Community pauses to remember

...original poem titled "America's White Crosses," and guest speakers Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson and Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. "We celebrate Memorial Day to remember our values," Carey said. Memorial Day services teach the younger generation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-25/community-pauses-to-remember
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Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...reached last week.Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, a chief critic of the multistate...standards intact.Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, one of the compromise negotiators...Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a fierce supporter of Common...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
Opinion
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...of different issues. After public comment closed on the state operating budget, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, moved to reduce education formula funding by 4 percent, introducing an unexpected funding...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/what-others-say-legislatures-unwi
Opinion
Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...capitalization and retirement accounts.Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, discussed the possibility of gathering funds from...the budget is resolved.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, called reconvening in Juneau "practically impractical...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
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Gillis resignation was over board appointment

...commercial interests due to her background as executive director of the Bering Sea Fishermen's Association.Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, referred to Quintavell as his preferred nominee during his remarks at Ruffner's confirmation hearing. Stoltze did...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-20/gillis-resignation-was-over-board-ap
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Walker won't force Juneau as special session venue

...session and call its own."We were just under the impression that we could" meet outside Juneau, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, told reporters. Legislators are now learning it's "questionable" whether they can meet elsewhere during this...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-19/walker-wont-force-juneau-as-special-
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Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...spokeswoman said by email that members of Walker's Juneau staff continue to work at the Capitol.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said that while he intended to reconvene in Juneau, it makes sense given the noise at the Capitol and cost of flying...

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