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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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Voices of the Peninsula: Equal voice for personal use, sport anglers key on Board of Fisheries

...legislators. In the week leading up to the vote, I was in Washington DC advocating for...opposition to the candidate was in no manner a vote against the person, clean water or fish habitat. It was a vote for the rights of personal use and sport...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-26/voices-of-the-peninsula-equal-voi
Opinion
Agreement reached by Senate, House majorities

...of the House securing a three-fourths vote to draw from the constitutional budget...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/agreement-reached-by-senate-house-ma
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More than one right answer on tax questions

...their comments at the conclusion of Tuesday's meeting, those on all sides of the debate made valid points. After a close vote at its previous meeting to put the measure on the ballot, on reconsideration the assembly decided against the measure, keeping...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-25/more-than-one-right-answer-on-tax
Opinion
Here's a question: Who cares?

...response.That didn't stop Rick Santorum, who is basing his probable next presidential run on an appeal to the church-lady vote, just like he did during the last go-around. "No, I would not," he declared. Meanwhile on the other side of this burning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-25/heres-a-question-who-cares
Opinion
An Outdoor View: Fish board

...there to do the bidding of fishing guides, commercial fishermen and the others who are in it mainly for the money. The 29-30 vote was close, but close doesn't count in this game. To win takes a simple majority.Having a majority is what Ruffner's appointment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-23/an-outdoor-view-fish-board
Outdoors
Legislators responsible for their conduct and their votes

...stakeholder groups. Ultimately, it is the individual members of the Legislature who are responsible for their conduct and their vote. Lawmakers are responsible for knowing who or what they are voting for, and what those votes mean. For the record, the Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-23/legislators-responsible-for-their
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Rich Lowry: Death as a taxable event

...House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax. Or so you would believe, based on...where birth equals outcome."The unhinged reaction to the House vote - the Senate won't pass repeal, and President Barack Obama...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-19/rich-lowry-death-as-a-taxable-eve
Opinion
What others say: Help more Alaskans vote

Can we agree that having more Alaskans vote is a good thing?Almost universally...make it easier for Alaskans to register to vote.Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Sen. Lesil...polling station, and they're permitted to vote. Different states use different ways to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-13/what-others-say-help-more-alaskan
Opinion
What others say: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...good for the rest of the state, surely it must apply to them as well.We're talking about the Legislative Council's 15-1 vote to buy the Legislative Information Office building in Anchorage for $70 million.We won't revert to capital creep as the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-19/what-others-say-lawmakers-want-on
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