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McGuire says she'll leave Senate after 2016

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, won't seek another term in the Alaska Senate, reported the Alaska Public Radio Network. She made the announcement during the Arctic Energy Summit held in Fairbanks on Monday...
State | AK legislature
Special session set for return to Juneau

...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, R-Anchorage, expressed some concerns about...
State | AK legislature
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.
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...
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
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...
Alaska Senate dynamites House budget deal, sends work to conference committee

The Alaska Senate on Monday ended all hope of a quick end to the month and a half budget deadlock in the state Legislature.With a 15-4 vote...
State | AK legislature


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