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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
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
Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...of his proposal and a willingness to keep moving ahead on Alaska LNG.During Friday afternoon's hearing, Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said he wanted to hear what the companies had to say. He said he considered that critical to the...
State | AK legislature
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also could revisit the oil tax issue, something Democratic Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski brought up in interviews after Teal's presentation. The Republican-controlled Legislature has shown no interest...
State | AK legislature
Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...cuts off school projects entered into the state's bond debt reimbursement program after Jan. 1, 2015.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, introduced amendments to change the cutoff date to July 1, 2015, allowing pending Anchorage school...
State | Local | 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
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


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