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House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

...Reps. Bryce Edgmon and Neal Foster and Republican Reps. Jim Colver, Gabrielle LeDoux...up the CBR to a majority vote.The Republican-led House Majority has been investigating...entire $100 million.At the same time, Republicans in both chambers of the Legislature...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/house-bill-would-access-cbr-by-putti
News
What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...July 1 bumping up against deadlock in the Legislature, the Republican-led majority caucus has despaired of reaching a deal with...such as the Knik Arm bridge and the Juneau road, while the Republican-led majority prefers the opposite.Majority leaders have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/what-others-say-reserve-funds-tra
Opinion
Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

...2012 election. The 9th Circuit blocked the ruling just days after the state filed an appeal, but not before the Montana Republican Party used Lovell's ruling to donate $500,000 to former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill's gubernatorial campaign and $32...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/court-sets-high-bar-on-states-campai
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What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...a smaller dividend.It's easy to point fingers and say Republicans are responsible for this decision, or Democrats are, or...Walker is. The reality is that none are blameless. The Republican-led House and Senate majorities have not acted. The Democratic-led...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...Parnell, where his disappointment that the bill died was palpable. In 2015, to the rescue came the bipartisan efforts of two Republican and two Democrat legislators who introduced four versions of Erin's law. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett (R) sponsored...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/voices-of-alaska-erins-law-an-ove
Opinion
Op-ed: The falso god of politics

...more people working and more tax revenue.Though false gods can't deliver, stupid people still act as if they can. Republican presidential candidates must have a message that will bring Americans to their senses and remind them of economic, foreign...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-23/op-ed-the-falso-god-of-politics
Opinion
Op-ed: Cramped staging the debates

What a dilemma for the Republicans. They're holding their first debate later this summer, and...they'll go away. They won't. Each and every one of the Republicans seems to be outdoing him- or herself to trash Hillary Clinton...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-19/op-ed-cramped-staging-the-debates
Opinion
The Bookworm Sez: Powerful words in this read

Sometimes, you have to choose sides.Republican or Democrat? For something, or against it? Grateful for what you have or irritated by what you don't? And you want fries...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-20/the-bookworm-sez-power
Arts & Entertainment
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...the overall summer schedule with what vessels are expected to be available.A contentious exchange began between Mat-Su Republicans Rep. Lynn Gattis and Finance chair Rep. Mark Neuman and Luiken when Gattis asked why the ferry system had not begun notifying...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-17/funding-reallocation-spares-summer-f
News
What others say: Location doesn't matter when lives are at stake

...off in the capital, in Juneau.That assumption didn't change for more than 20 years. In 1982, Rep. Terry Martin, a Republican from Anchorage, sponsored House Bill 184, which allowed the Legislature to hold a special session at any place in the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-17/what-others-say-location-doesnt-m
Opinion

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