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Senate passes capital budget

...find parts anymore for the plant and that this is a significant need that he did not think could be avoided.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, called it a big project to swallow nonetheless. He and Ellis voted against...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

...Act, which Parnell has said no longer fit with the type of project being pursued and the change in players. Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has continued to question whether the state could get a better deal if it went...
What others say: Local hire and honest boards

...Parnell's appointment of Mandell simply didn't pass the red face test. Sen. Hollis French, a Democrat and the Senate minority leader, was on target with a comparison - what if Gov. Tony Knowles during his administration had appointed a Berkeley...
Proposed education amendment pulled

...supporters argued it important to at least have the debate. All 20 senators were present for floor session Wednesday.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French joked later about there being more "whimper" than bang. But he called it a "dangerous" measure...
McConnell armed, not dangerous

...appropriate because he's in Congress. More to the point, he wants to stay in Congress, and maybe switch from Senate minority leader to majority leader. Before that can happen, however, the first thing he has to do is defeat the tea-party...
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...approval.Some lawmakers have advocated including in the bill clear limits on what is and isn't on the table. Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, for example, has said oil taxes should not be included in the negotiated contracts...
Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change

...Critics say it could politicize the process by increasing the number of appointees chosen by the governor. Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has called it a "court-packing" proposal.The constitution calls for appointments...
Cal Thomas: Is Cruz out of control?

...candidates: Pat Toomey over Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania; Mike Lee over Robert Bennett in Utah; Rand Paul over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's candidate, Trey Grayson, in Kentucky. He might add himself to that list. "Every one of...

...such as the debt, and by raising money for conservative groups trying to defeat veteran Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Cruz's comments are especially notable because he is a vice chairman of the GOP...
Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

...than the alternative, Giessel said.Sens. Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski offered rebuttals.French, the Senate minority leader, in a speech he entitled "Another Idea," said the state also could "undo that bad tax idea and put a fair...


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