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Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...costs, potential benefits and risks of any buyout need to be examined closely, a point echoed by others.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said that as the potential cost for state participation goes up, the scrutiny goes up, and legislators...
Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...the upcoming legislative session may present more of a challenge for the oil industry.Anchorage Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski said he thought AOGA's campaign was evidence that "the dynamic has changed pretty significantly."Wielechowski...
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
Alaska lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...their licenses for habitually abusing marijuana, and individuals can receive treatment for marijuana abuse.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said that because marijuana can be medicinal, it might not be appropriate to apply all of the...
State | AK legislature


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