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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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