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In the name of love

...Alaskans voted in 1998 to amend the constitution by defining marriage as between one man and a woman. J.J. Harrier, a co-chair of Identity Inc., and Yehle, who both signed the letter to the governor, argue that support for same-sex marriage...
Gov cites public confusion in not signing school bond bill

...The reimbursement rate would be reduced after that.Legislative attorney Kate Glover, in a memo to Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon earlier this month, said that if a municipality has a contract in place before the law takes retroactive...
Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

...percent fare increase could backfire and cause ridership to go down.After the short committee meeting, Senate Finance co-chair and conference committee vice chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said reconsidering ferry funding is "saying to...
State | AK legislature
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...expansion without an "acceptable reformation plan" and appropriation approved by the Legislature.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, called it a tactical and strategic mistake for Walker to include Medicaid expansion on the...
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...Reinbold was attending many military functions as the co-chair of the Joint Armed Services Committee and these prevented...of the Military" address to the legislature, ? As co-chair of JASC she hosted Gen. Michael Shields, commander of the...
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...and participated during the debate and vote on SB21. Then we have Sen. Anna Mackinnon, R-Eagle River, who is the co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Her husband, John MacKinnon, is not only the executive director of Associated General...
Opinion | AK legislature
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...majority will "not be held hostage (by the House) to spend more money that we don't have. Period," Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said in Tuesday's conference.The committee has scheduled another presentation for...
State | AK legislature
Juneau powerless in bill

...majority members are not keen on seeing any projects tacked back on to the Interior Energy Project bill. Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the bill came to them as a "Christmas tree" - a vehicle for lots of stuff to...
Local | AK legislature
House Finance strips CBR draw from budget

...2016 capital project budget bill Thursday afternoon that didn't include a draw from the CBR or any account. Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, insinuated that future versions of the bill are to come.The committee could...
State | AK legislature
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...House and Senate Health and Social Services committees, but are now held up in House and Senate finance.House Finance co-chairs Reps. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said Thursday they do not expect the bills to...
State | AK legislature


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