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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...expand the state Medicaid program. Minority Democrat Rep. Sam Kito of Juneau was the only dissenting vote. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, said the attorney fees would be split between the House, Senate and Legislative...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...broad-based support from groups across Alaska.If Walker goes ahead with expansion, "that's going to be a fact," Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said, and probably not something that lawmakers would kill. "Then it's a...
Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate 11 counter-terror measures look likely to be revived in a matter of days. With no other options, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an about-face, reluctantly embraced a House-passed bill that would extend the anti-terror...
What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

...or terrorist organization.Approval is likely in the House, but prospects in the Senate are more doubtful. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said that ending bulk collection of phone records would amount to "tying our...
Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...R-Nikiski, said he did not see it as 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...
Board to meet on possible emergency pot regulation

...until Feb. 24.Lawmakers have been working on legislation to update state laws in line with the initiative, but Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he didn't see a bill passing both houses by Feb. 24. A rewrite of a bill...
Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...fiscal year on July 1, said that day he would continue to call special sessions until the budget is resolved.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, called reconvening in Juneau "practically impractical," because of travel and...
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...last week voted for a recess in 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...
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...LeDoux said her preference is to 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...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed another location is a fiscal 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...


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