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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/alaska-senate-house-approve-fully-fu
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/senate-panel-doesnt-include-forward-
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/conservation-groups-push-back-on-fed
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-05/races-motivate-peninsula-voters
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...attract enough Democratic backing to reach 60 Senate votes, overcoming a filibuster and sending the...Senate. Because any bill would require 60 Senate votes to overcome filibusters, the Senate vote would always be bipartisan and closer to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-07
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-21/senate-passes-education-bill
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-13/proposed-education-amendment-pulled
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-19/what-others-say-making-monsters-o
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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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062101/ala_062101ala0pm0040001.shtml
Alaska
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090510/new_704890254.shtml
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