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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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/my-turn-taking-stand-balanced-governm
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-30/my-turn-gov-walker-should-be-required
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/senates-ex-spokeswoman-will-plead-guilt
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ballot-measure-oversight-leaves-village
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-21/more-questions-answers
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/convicted-staffer-still-payroll
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/empire-editorial-walkers-tax-credit-c
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers should share in the state's budget cuts

...today'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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-07/empire-editorial-lawmakers-should-sha
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/senate-press-secretary-charged-dui-hit-
State | AK legislature

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