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My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...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.
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said. "It's not even really about Medicaid expansion - it's about process."The Alaska Senate's Democrats wasted no time responding to that assertion. In a statement emailed three minutes after the Republican...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...procedure doesn't violate substantive state law.? Sen. John Coghill represents District B as Majority Leader of the Alaska Senate. He is the Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Social Services Finance...
Senate's ex-spokeswoman will plead guilty to assault, DUI

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Senate's former chief spokeswoman is expected to serve at least two months in jail after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.District...
Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...this year's legislative session, included a fix for the "local government" problem, but it failed 10-10 in the Alaska Senate despite widespread support.Last year's ballot measure requires commercial marijuana regulations to be complete...
Empire Editorial: More questions than answers

...people who threaten others with a firearm aren't given a paid vacation. But most people also don't work in the Alaska Senate.It became known recently that Deborah Grundmann, a staffer to Sen. Charlie Huggins and one of the Alaska Legislature's...
Convicted staffer still on payroll

A highly paid Alaska Senate staffer who was in psychiatric care following an assault conviction will no longer be employed by the Legislature as of June 30...
Empire Editorial: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...When prices are high, there's more than enough money to go around. But these are not those times.Very few in the Alaska Senate's and House's Republican-led Majority were willing to tackle the tax credit dilemma despite cries by the Minority...
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers should share in the state's budget cuts's issue, state reporter Katie Moritz outlines the top 10 highest-paid workers in the Alaska House and the Alaska Senate. If we're talking about significant budget cuts, we suggest lawmakers start looking around their desks.According...
Senate press secretary charged with DUI hit-and-run

JUNEAU - The spokeswoman for the Alaska Senate majority is facing drunken driving and other charges after allegedly striking one woman and bumping another outside the Anchorage...
State | AK legislature


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