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Senate passes education bill

...planned, and, with more than a dozen House bills on its calendar, got right into the education bill. The 16-4 Senate vote was in some ways anticlimactic, since it was known that a conference committee would be appointed to try to work out...
What others say: Making monsters of men

...Quicken, so don't expect excessive government spending to stop any time soon. (Fun fact: When Begich missed two key Senate votes in January during a trip to Hawaii, he was actually undergoing a tune-up. ) All fun aside, there's more to these...
Proposed education amendment pulled

...two-thirds vote in each the Senate and House before qualifying for the ballot. That means the measure would need at least 14 Senate votes to pass. Stevens, R-Kodiak, said his best guess was the measure would get eight to 10 votes in support at most...
Legislature passes oil tax overhaul

...session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead to more production.The 12-8 Senate vote came in spite of fears that the impacts of SB21 aren't well understood and will devastate Alaska's budget."It...
Analysis: Both sides see mandate, hard road ahead

...thwarted by a united Republican Party that fought him at almost every turn. Republicans provided not a single House or Senate vote for the health care law. They beat back his efforts to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest households...
Supporters try again with conservation and reinvestment bill

...many fans in Congress. It cruised through the House last year 315-102, and supporters said they had at least 60 Senate votes. The bill cleared a Senate committee 13-7 but then died amid protests over its cost: $45 billion over 15 years...
Begich touts ability to build relationships

...1 million race in Alaska or a $40 million race down south," Begich said. "The vote is the same. It's one (senate) vote. What do you pick? The math is simple in my book (Alaska.)" "I think it's anybody's race. I know the nationals...
Alaska economy continues slow growth

...boom in the works. But optimism started to wane in recent months. ANWR drilling remains up in the air, awaiting a Senate vote likely to happen early next year. The oil companies have preliminarily said a North Slope gas project -- an estimated...
Dec. 28, 2001 The Peninsula Clarion says Congressional pay raise comes at bad time

...government officials. The law allows annual cost-of-living raises unless they are specifically blocked by House and Senate votes. Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., tried to block the pay raise from taking effect, but ''in a late-night maneuver...
Bush administration moves to repudiate government biologists' report on impact of oil drilling in Alaska

...last year to allow drilling in the Alaska refuge. Supporters have been reluctant to bring it up in the Senate, but a Senate vote could come as early as the second week of April. ''Once again the administration has released a report undermining...


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