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Bill package supports military familiesSen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, introduced the final piece in a package of legislation Friday aimed at helping military families in Alaska...
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Alaska Editorial: Democrats never let good news go to waste

...narrative."I don't know how you read these (numbers) and take anything good away from this," said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, who never misses a chance to miss the mark when it comes to math.Democrats, you see, have every reason to be...
Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...the budget, meaning it could be voted on again before going to the House. Friday's vote was 19-1, with Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, voting against.Wielechowski said he didn't think the budget had sufficient regional balance...
State | AK legislature
Ballot question carries big ramifications

...ExxonMobil partnering in the project, which is expected to cost somewhere between $45 billion and $65 billion.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, told the Empire that the change in tax structure from the old system - which increased the tax...
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska officials revise oil production estimates

...upside potential for more oil in the future, it is not yet banking on it for the purpose of this forecast.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the forecast continued to show that the oil production tax-cut approved by the Legislature...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers, bill reflect on Valdez spill

...sides of the aisle, including Juneau's Democratic representative, Sam Kito III - is sorely needed, said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage."If there's a spill, we have nowhere near the amount of money we need to pay for it," Wielechowski...
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...supports the measure, sent an email blast to supporters Monday, urging them to reach out to certain senators. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, was one of them.He said a survey he did in his district found an overwhelming percentage of respondents...
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My Turn: Alaska must strengthen its conflict of interest policies

...decisions based on the public interest and not on the prospect of any private gain.AKPIRG is pleased to see that Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) have each introduced "conflict of interest" legislation...
It's in a bar, baby

...delivers a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby - I wonder what kind of liability there would be for the state," said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage."Is that really the place you want women finding out they're pregnant?" he added. "Working...
State | AK legislature
Rabinow to resign unless lawmakers clear up rules

...with his resume is willing to serve on the board of this public corporation advancing Alaskans' interests."Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, sees it differently. He said if AGDC wants to hire Rabinow, fine, but he believes the law is...
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