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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/name-love
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/gov-cites-public-confusion-not-signing-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/ferry-budget-add-backs-reconsidered
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/special-session-kicks-gear-tuesday
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/power-punish-and-reward-should-not-be
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-24/my-turn-brokenness-alaskas-legislativ
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/walker-asks-more-action-limbo-session
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/juneau-powerless-bill
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/house-finance-strips-cbr-draw-budget
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature

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