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Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...multibillion-dollar budget gap?The answer may be complicated. Some options for increased revenue have already been floated - Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, put forth a proposal for a "head tax" aimed at providing more education funds. Other proposals...
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...the taxation grounds. "It looks like another tax and spend operation," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka.Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, responded that the tax isn't necessarily permanent. On the Senate floor, he promoted the idea...
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Lawmakers predict daylight saving bill will pass Senate this week

...discussions are nothing new to the Capitol, but members of the Senate majority expect things to get real this week.Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, said at a news conference Monday morning he expects a bill that would end daylight saving time in Alaska...
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Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...discussed other underage employees, such as plumbers, who might need to go to a marijuana business for work; Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, said he would work on a change that could allow that.Other amendments made it clear that marijuana...
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State senators riled by federal actions

...but there are some people who would like to go there," he told reporters.During a floor session Friday, Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, delivered a takedown of federal actions in Dr. Seuss style. "You bow to greenies, these are facts...
State | AK legislature
Senate agrees with House; passes bill vetoing 2.5 percent raise for state's nonunion employees

...percent salary increase for the state's 2,664 non-union employees.The Senate's five minority Democrats and Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, voted against the bill. Bishop, a former Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner...
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Alaska Editorial: Legislature's focus on cuts has avoided other half of funding equation

...precious few members of the Legislature bold enough to take a step down this road. Chief among them locally is Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, who last week introduced a "head tax" bill to help fulfill the state's commitment to education...
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...Ridle said the figure identified as savings seemed to track with the amount for cost-of-living adjustments.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said after the morning meeting that he did not support the amendments. Bishop...
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Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...morning hearing showed the removal of the salary increases would save about $57 million in all fund sources.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said afterward that he did not support the amendments.
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...deeper than the House. Four simply OK'd the House's version. Two besides the UA subcommittee added back: Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, former Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner and chair of the Finance subcommittee...
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