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Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

...the budget with a handful of Democrats and one Republican, Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, voting no. The Senate vote was 16-3, with three Democrats dissenting.Lawmakers voted to draw money from a giant state savings account, the...
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...Walker from taking any unilateral action to expand Medicaid.The bill advanced late Thursday afternoon and could get a Senate vote as early as Friday.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, unsuccessfully sought to rescind language...
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...said. "More immediate decision making, and a more responsive decision making."For many conservation groups, the Senate vote narrowly endorsing Murkowski's amendment means the notion of massive transfers of federal land to the states no longer...
Races motivate peninsula voters

...Begich because, she said, she did not want to see Sullivan resurrect discussion on the Pebble Mine. For some, the Senate vote had less to do with Alaska issues and more to do with politics nationwide. MaryLee Killinger, of Kenai, said the...

...veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate. Because any bill would require 60 Senate votes to overcome filibusters, the Senate vote would always be bipartisan and closer to the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.But the House would be...
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...
Dead in the water?

An Alaska Senate vote Monday approving a resolution establishing a Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force could be back for another vote there today. Senate Concurrent...
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...
March 26: Anchorage Daily News on legislators and land-and-shoot hunting aerial hunting of wolves. In 1996, more than 58 percent of Alaskans said no to land-and-shoot hunting. The Senate vote says clearly the Senate does not care what Alaskans decided in 1996. The Senate says Alaskans are not capable of making...
Economy slows EPA carbon capping

...that we have a legal and moral obligation toward lowering carbon emissions in our economy." On the eve of the June 10 Senate vote on Murkowski's resolution, which failed 47-53, Jackson wrote an op-ed for The Huffington Post in which she said...


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