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Lawmakers focus on 3 bills

...During the special session, lawmakers may only discuss the bills on the agenda, which are SB 130, SB 141 and SB 46: workers' comp, the retirement plan and the capital budget. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com

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Gov. adds 4 bills to session

...particularly in Southeast Alaska, have objected to some of the offerings to be developed on the university's behalf. The House and Senate disagree on which lands should be donated. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com

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Governor says ballot initiative is a contract deal-breaker

...whichever date it chooses, he added. "My guess is that we will deal with it in the second special session when we also deal with the gas-line contract," Stevens said. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com .

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Governor's approval rating near nation's worst

...appointing his daughter to fill his empty seat in the U.S. Senate. Last fall voters elected Sen. Lisa Murkowski to her own term. SurveyUSA plans to update the poll monthly. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com .

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Special Session

...will result in better debates for the weeks to come. "I hope that the debates center around the things that are important and not the things that are unimportant," he said. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com.

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Senate OKs $2.4 billion for projects

...rising fuel prices added to the call for more projects this year. The state also is taking the opportunity to spend generous federal grants that must be matched with state dollars. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com

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Legal opinions vary on state oil tax freeze

...another 10 years or we extend it another five years," Chenault said. Conditions may include actually building the line or making steps forward in that process, he added. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com .

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House OKs workers' comp revamp

...on the capital budget before it votes again on the plan to overhaul the teacher and public retirement systems. The retirement measure has failed twice during the special session. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com

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Senate OKs new system for taxing oil

...about $15, the increase would be effective at $50 per barrel. Though the House version has a lower tax rate, its escalator provision earns more revenue at high prices. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com .

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Murkowski: Media not focusing on achievements

...technique to blame the media when things don't go right politically. "They create their own problems and then they expect you to compliment them when they solve them," Tkacz said. Andrew Petty can be reached at andrew.petty@juneauempire.com

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052705/sta_20050527029.shtml
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