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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...collection and storage of domestic calling records after a six-month transition period. Already approved by the House on a large bipartisan vote, the bill could come to a vote in the Senate on Friday, but is opposed by GOP leaders who prefer to extend the existing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
State
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...the comings and goings of the Kardashian family and Bruce Jenner. But even a slacker like me knows barring some miraculous bipartisan agreement - like five years ago when everyone reached across the aisle to officially replace Groundhog Day with Marmot Day...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/slack-tide-hey-alaska-go-fund-yours
Neighbors
House OKs funding for Capitol Hill

...Energy Department the increases it sought to upgrade the Pentagon's arsenal of nuclear weapons.Tuesday's legislation won bipartisan support, but Senate Democrats say they'll oppose most spending bills because Republicans are not providing domestic programs...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/house-oks-funding-capitol-hill
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Facing $1B deficit, Arizona limits welfare

...block grant, and Republicans want to use it instead for agencies such as the state's Department of Child Safety."The bipartisan, balanced budget passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor protects Arizona's most vulnerable, while avoiding...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/facing-1b-deficit-arizona-limits-welf
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House reaches deal on bill ending NSA phone collection

...WASHINGTON - House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end...bill known as the USA Freedom Act by a bipartisan vote of 25 to 2. The measure seeks...passed the full House last year by a bipartisan vote of 303 to 121 but narrowly failed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/house-reaches-deal-bill-ending-nsa-ph
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Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

Despite bipartisan support and lots of chatter this session, House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said Thursday he doesn't believe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/chenault-erins-law-wont-pass-session
State | AK legislature
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...Lawmakers agreed that changes are needed, but they differ on key details that could make consensus difficult. There's some bipartisan support for the administration's efforts to make the biggest forest fires eligible for disaster funding. Two Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/forest-service-chief-expects-busy-firef
State
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...the Legislature should be able to find ways to work together for a smarter budget.The governor first and foremost wants a bipartisan budget that's funded. This one isn't funded. I and other Democrats didn't vote to spend over $3 billion in state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/my-turn-alaska-shouldnt-balance-its-b
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Standing against sex trafficking

...convicted sex traffickers to help victims. Aiding in the bill's bipartisan support was the ability of the Republican majority to keep...to the U.S. Senate for an all-too-rare instance of bipartisan cooperation on a good bill, and especially to Sen. Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-29/alaska-editorial-standing-against-sex
Opinion
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

...agreed" to sign it after it became clear that a veto-proof bipartisan majority of U.S. senators, myself included, would override...say; not because the president "agreed," but because a bipartisan group of senators forced his hand.Second, Mr. Moniak questions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-23/my-turn-sen-dan-sullivan-explains-his
Opinion

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