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Obama: Clinton made a mistake, security not endangered

...initially aware of her use of the private email server. There are still questions being raised about the security of that system. Senate investigators recently discovered that Clinton's private server was subjected to unspecified hacking attempts in 2013 from...
Op-ed: The House Republican meltdown

...and weren't willing to push the envelope in their fight with the president over his executive abuses. Both the House and Senate leadership were mostly content to restore "regular order," a priority that could only inspire a few subcommittee chairmen...
Beer in Alaska: a love-hate history

...around for existing licenses that are for sale, Howell said. On April 7, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) introduced Senate Bill 99, which seeks to amend parts of Alaska's alcohol regulation statutes - Title 4 - including the part that refers to...
VA tackles Choice Act issues with pilot program

...easier to connect vets with health services in rural locations like much of Alaska, and the new pilot program was announced at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday. It comes on the heels of meetings held throughout Alaska in August, during...
Op-ed: Joaquin and Obama: Two forces of nature

...its failure to pass a budget, ignoring the real obstructionists, the Democrats, with their filibusters and manipulation of Senate rules.And the president called for an increase in the debt ceiling so we can "pay our bills." But in 2006, when he was...
What others say: Cut state travel

...night.The legislators included 16 House members and one senator from Eagle River. Sen. Anna MacKinnon is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Rep. Mark Neuman of Big Lake also attended; he is co-chair of the House Finance Committee.The conference...
October session on TransCanada buyout coming

...Those partnerships were agreed to in Senate Bill 138 passed in 2014, which outlined...multi-billion dollar deficits."Our (Senate) Finance Committee is interested in where...representative recently said at a joint House and Senate Resources Committee meeting that the company...
AK LNG makes technical progress, economics still a challenge

...on the preliminary engineering now underway reached $243 million as of July, Butt told a combined meeting of the House and Senate Resources committees.The total budget for the preliminary front-end engineering and design, or pre-FEED, is about...
Poll asks the wrong questions

...have been producing for years. Receiving such a poll from our lawmakers is hardly surprising since 10 percent of our state senate is comprised of oil company employees and the remainder of the majority caucus receive lavish support from oil industry sources...
Audience weighs in on state budget

...should be done with the state budget, while the poll given to the chamber luncheon crowd will soon be available to everyone in Senate District O, Pitney said she hoped the budget discussions would look at the larger picture of what Alaskans would like to see...


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