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What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...plan that makes sense. In the House-Senate conference committee, they set spending levels higher than the Senate wanted but lower than the House wanted...three-quarters vote of the House and Senate. The Senate majority has 15 members...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/what-others-say-lawmakers-must-us
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Voices of Alaska: U.S. must become informed on Arctic issues

...a future that should be ours.America is in the driver's seat for the next two years. It's time we as Alaskans and Americans identify this opportunity, come together and lead.Lisa Murkowski reprsents Alaska in the U.S. Senate.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/voices-of-alaska-us-must-become-i
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Partisan politics harmful to resolving current issues

...Washington, D.C., and work together to accomplish what is best for Alaskan citizens. The House blames the Senate, the Senate blames the Democrats and the legislature blames the Governor. Get over it! Do what is right for Alaskans and fund...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-21/partisan-politics-harmful
Letters
Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...being in my hometown, Mr. President (Senate President Kevin Meyer), this session...sessions until the budget is resolved.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks...the Thursday floor session. The three Senate minority members present voted against...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
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Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...critic, said he believes the deal puts Louisiana on a path to move away from Common Core.That wasn't the interpretation of Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a fierce supporter of Common Core. He told his committee that he...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
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Walker won't force Juneau as special session venue

...the last week, a handful of House and Senate members attended brief floor sessions...Tuesday. Because of the building work, the Senate met in the House chambers.In a memo...that we could" meet outside Juneau, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-19/walker-wont-force-juneau-as-special-
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Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...three-quarter vote in each the House and Senate to access, there are pots of money available...Also on Monday, the Alaska House and Senate announced they plan to start holding floor...starting Thursday.A handful of House and Senate members have met for brief floor sessions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...budget discussions this summer. "We kind of know what needs to be done," said Sen. Kelly when state budget director told the Senate Finance Committee about the plan. Sens. Kelly and Dunleavy voiced concerns that more public comment would only lead to more...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/what-others-say-legislatures-unwi
Opinion

...2013. Lesser prairie chickens are found in five Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico. All four members of Kansas' House delegation voted in favor of the measure. The measure now heads to the Senate.-Associated Press

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-05-18
Gillis resigns days before Board of Fisheries nominee due

...king salmon fishing and the importance of the fish to her cultural identity as an Alaska Native. The video was played before a Senate Resources Committee "State of the Salmon" hearing on March 26, 2014. Andy Hall, president of Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-15/gillis-resigns-days-before-board-of-
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