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Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...Research at UAA, attributes only 4 percent of the state's decline in revenue to the new oil tax structure.Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel chairs the Senate Resources Committee, and said the Goldsmith report is evidence that the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-05/analysis-sb21-working-hoped
State
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...into his first term, and it caught the attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/youngest-lawmaker-making-national-name
State | Local
The cost of travel by sea

...employees.But that bill is dead because there was "no support" among senators, said Sen. Lesil McGuire, an Anchorage Republican and Rules Committee chair who schedules bills for floor debate.At this point, an unwillingness to change the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...Alaska House of Representatives since 2000. He's the first three-term Speaker of the House, and one of the prime authors of the bill creating the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, along with Anchorage republican Mike Hawker.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-alaskans-want-best-and-hb383-
Opinion
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...National Instant Criminal Background Check System, used by licensed firearms dealers during transactions.An Anchorage Republican is trying to change that. Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, has proposed a bill requiring the state to report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/new-bill-would-close-loophole-gun-check
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: AGIA is buried, but the pipeline dream lives on

...approved overwhelmingly by the Legislature - 37-1 in the House and 20-0 in the Senate.Rep. Ralph Samuels, the Anchorage Republican regarded as knowledgeable on oil and gas issues in the Legislature, was the only dissenter in the AGIA tidal wave...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-14/alaska-editorial-agia-buried-pipeline
Opinion
Thumbs up, thumbs down for Monday, Feb. 17

...school zones, but it does not require such a rule. The Senate voted 13-2 to approve the bill, sponsored by Anchorage Republican Sen. Kevin Meyer. Now, the bill heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.Thumbs up to another...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-17/thumbs-thumbs-down-monday-feb-17
Opinion
Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...these times of tight budgets and deficit spending, we cannot afford these recommendations at this time," the Anchorage Republican said.The state Revenue Department called lower-than-expected oil prices the "single-most influential contributor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-11/senate-rejects-pay-raises-top-state-off
State | AK legislature
Report: Miller got indigent hunting license in 1995

ANCHORAGE - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and his wife were embarking on an extensive remodel of their recently purchased home in 1995 when they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100310/sta_715326389.shtml
News
Senate throws its support behind pair of Southeast mining projects

...declared its support for a pair of Southeast Alaska mining ventures Wednesday with the unanimous passage of an Anchorage Republican's bill.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage and a lieutenant governor hopeful, is the primary sponsor of SB99...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-27/senate-throws-its-support-behind-pair-s
State | AK legislature

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