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Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...Micciche, R-Soldotna, said Senate Finance is approaching this process with a spirit of compromise. But Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, called the committee's actions "a very troubling turn of events."In an interview, Wielechowski...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-meant
State
House, Senate end first special session, start second

...Senate came to order a little after 11 a.m. in Anchorage's new legislative information office downtown. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, stood right away and called for an adjournment. He asked that the Senate come back to order in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/house-senate-end-first-special-session-
State | AK legislature
State workers to get layoff warning

...consider the bill Sunday night, instead voting 11-4 about 7:40 p.m. to convene at 10 a.m. today.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage and the Senate minority leader, objected to the idea of ending work. "We're prepared to go all...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-01/state-workers-get-layoff-warning
Local | AK legislature
First special session concludes

...The Senate came to order a little after 11 a.m. in Anchorage's new legislative information office. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, acting as the minority leader, stood right away and called for an adjournment. He asked that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/first-special-session-concludes
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...and negative value loopholes in the law were blocked from a vote. That legislation, sponsored by myself and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, would have provided for the biggest cut in Alaska's budget deficit of anything passed this year...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/my-turn-alaska-shouldnt-balance-its-b
Opinion
Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...were at the forefront of Ruffner's nomination. Criticisms during the confirmation session came largely from Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and other legislators who have recently attacked Ruffner's suitability for supposed allegiance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/legislature-confirms-most-walkers-picks
State | AK legislature
Walker backs off on Juneau session call

...out Tuesday meant gaveling in Thursday in Anchorage, he said.Munoz was not available for comment Tuesday.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, anounced in an email Tuesday that he had received a legal opinion from the nonpartisan Legislative...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/walker-backs-juneau-session-call
Local | AK legislature
Senate agrees with House; passes bill vetoing 2.5 percent raise for state's nonunion employees

...contracts.According to its fiscal note, the bill will save the state about $9.3 million per year on pay.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, offered an amendment that would have given state workers the option of a voluntary unpaid furlough...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/senate-agrees-house-passes-bill-vetoing
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...represents the state's leanest capital budget since 2001. It passed the Senate 18-2, with Sens. Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage Democrats, voting against.About $94 million left over from more than 100 governor and legislator...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94m-rainy-day-fund
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...credits and the state's ability to fund education at a basic level by voting for a budget amendment offered by Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage. His amendment would have restored $47.5 million in education cuts by offsetting the cost with a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-10/my-turn-legislature-should-mirror-big
Opinion

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