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Special session set for return to Juneau

...from the state's Constitutional Budget Reserve.Accessing that reserve would require a three-quarters vote of the Alaska House and a three-quarters vote of the Alaska Senate. In an interview earlier this week, Senate President Kevin Meyer...
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My Turn: Making a sustainable and responsible PFD

...responsibly together, as Alaskans, we can avoid turning our current fiscal crisis into a long-term economic crisis.? Mike Navarre is mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1985 through 1996
Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...with Medicaid expansion were paying with state money. Let's do smart things to cut the budget deficit. This is one of the few that creates jobs and improves people's lives.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage,Alaska House Finance Committee
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

...dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.The state's budget is based on...
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...dollars outside the limits of our constitutional process. Today we stand to defend the power of the purse.? Kevin Meyer, R-Alaska, is president of the Alaska Senate, and Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Alaska, is speaker of the Alaska House.
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

...I'm glad he made the right decision.? Rep. Adam Wool is a Democrat representing Fairbanks District 5 in the Alaska House of Representatives and has owned and operated small businesses in for the last 30 years.
My Turn: Bring fishing permits home

...can be found in every region of the state.And if the numbers aren't convincing, a hearing on permit loss in the Alaska House fisheries committee this spring made it abundantly clear: This is a red-button moment.Each lost permit represents...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...state budget storm clouds darkening Alaska's horizon can be attributed to the Boneless Chicken Ranch Caucus made up of Alaska House Reps. Jim Colver, R-Harcher Pass; Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage; Paul Seaton, R-Homer; Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 1, 2015

...while it lasted, and we hope you've been able to get out to enjoy it.Thumbs down to the Alaska Senate. After the Alaska House reached a deal to end the Legislature's budget bungling, the Senate proceeded to dynamite it by throwing out the...
House agrees on budget

Right before 1 a.m. Saturday morning, something remarkable happened.Republicans and Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives came together and voted on an operating budget for the fast-approaching new fiscal year, passing it 32 to...
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