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Extended session produces 116 bills

...various ways ... We did a great job this session."Of those totals, 11 bills and three resolutions boasted a Democratic lawmaker as the primary sponsor. Taking away the Democrats who caucus with the Republican majority, that figure drops...
Dems. offer their own education reform package

...charter schools to assist with startup costs, and a requirement for traffic control at and around school zones.Democratic lawmakers hope the allocation increase will hold off teacher layoffs for next year.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said...
State | AK legislature
Bill would reject pay raise for governor, others

JUNEAU - House Democratic lawmakers announced plans Friday to introduce legislation that would reject proposed pay raises for Alaska's governor and other top state...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: If Alaska is to live within its means, top brass should too

...starving on his salary, which is about $30,000 less annually, its doubtful department heads are either. House Democratic lawmakers said last week they would introduce legislation that would reject the pay raises, but according to Rep. Les Gara...
Health law's troubles give GOP a much-needed boost

...Best of all, Dayspring said, the most vulnerable Democratic lawmakers have echoed Obama's now-disproven promises...hurt hundreds of thousands of women," yet these Democratic lawmakers stand by the law.Landrieu was among the first...
Some Dems keep distance from Obama as 2014 nears

...public event there to attend a small-dollar fundraiser elsewhere, saying it had long been on her schedule.Other Democratic lawmakers are showing similar wariness, much to Republicans' delight."Vulnerable Democrats like having President Obama...
Democrats propose education funding increase

...made it clear he is unhappy with the way H.B. 95 was introduced. It was introduced Wednesday morning with nine Democratic lawmakers already on board with it, with no members of Pruitt's majority caucus having signed on."The bill that's out...
Abortion bill drops reporting provision

...the woman is at risk. When he realized it did not, he said he filed a sponsor substitute for the bill.Some Democratic lawmakers and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest had blasted the reporting requirement as dangerous for women in a state...
Vets jobs bill bogs down in Senate

...showing a nearly 11 percent unemployment rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, merited action from Congress.Democratic lawmakers turned to the legislation shortly before they'll adjourn for the finals weeks of this year's election campaigns...
After speech, Parnell defends proposals

...than the prior bill. But there's also no question that this is more fair to Alaskans."Questioned on some Democratic lawmakers' contention that the proposal does not guarantee increased production, Parnell intensified his criticism...


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