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Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...adjourning; the motion passed 11-3. The vote in the House was 21-13 in favor of adjourning...House minority Democrats have refused to vote for a roughly $3 billion draw on the Constitutional...account that requires a three-quarter vote from each chamber to access. They are...

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

...legislative oversight. The next governor, to be elected this fall and take office in January, would get an up-or-down vote on the standards but couldn't line-item veto individual standards.If the revised standards were rejected, the Common Core...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
Opinion
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...constitutional budget reserve, which calls for a three-quarter vote in each the House and Senate to access, there are pots of money...Tuesday. Attendance was not required because there was nothing to vote on. Most hearings have been held in Anchorage.The Capitol...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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What others say: Location doesn't matter when lives are at stake

...climax. Voters were asked that fall whether they wanted to spend $2.8 billion to move the capital from Juneau to Willow. The vote failed, with 53 percent of Alaskans against.Now, it appears that House Bill 184 was a mistake as much as the idea of a capital...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-17/what-others-say-location-doesnt-m
Opinion
Op-ed: Liberal policies failing America's cities

...donations they receive from teachers' unions.Yes, Maryland has a history of racist policies, from once denying blacks the vote, to banks red lining minority neighborhoods so people of color could not get mortgages, but many other states share this history...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-16/op-ed-liberal-policies-failing-am
Opinion
Soldotna votes to study annexation

...work. Member Meaggan Bos was the lone dissenting vote. Mayor Nels Anderson prefaced the public comment...from residents that an annexation decision or vote could happen without the input or vote of the people whose land was being considered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/soldotna-votes-to-study-annexation
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Gillis resigns days before Board of Fisheries nominee due

...therefore too far away to be accessible to fishermen from the Mat-Su borough and Anchorage. Ruffner was defeated by a 30-29 vote on April 19 during a joint session of the Legislature. Rumors of the governor's third pick spread Friday as United Fishermen...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-15/gillis-resigns-days-before-board-of-
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Kenai draft budget increases $48,386

...to be introduced at the next council meeting on May 20. The council will hear public discussion, propose amendments, and vote on adopting the budget at their meeting on June 1. Reach Ben Boettger at ben.boettger@peninsulaclarion.com

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-12/kenai-draft-budget-increases-48386
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Borough residents speak against Soldotna annexation

...Soldotna City Council Members, We respectfully request that you vote no on appropriating any funds for exploring, researching and...the course of the last several weeks, it appears that if you vote to go forward with the study, you have another agenda than the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-05/borough-residents-speak-a
Letters
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional...constitutional budget reserve. A three-fourths vote is generally needed in each the House and...budget. Chenault said not having that vote wouldn't stop lawmakers from leaving...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/leaders-raise-potential-of-budget-vo
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