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Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

...administration's aggressive efforts to obtain information from journalists.In a letter to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate, 75 media organizations - including Tribune Co., the parent corporation of the Los Angeles Times...
Not done yet

...any additional aid into the formula as a way to provide predictable funding that districts can budget. Minority Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have endorsed an increase in the allocation of about $650 over three years to help districts...
State | AK legislature
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014 heads to the House for further consideration.The Alaska state House of Representatives on Friday passed House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck's bill to allow craft distillers in Alaska to promote their product in much the same way Alaska's...
State | AK legislature
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...campaign-year issue.Tentative plans to debate the bill have slipped several times since late last year, and Democratic leaders delayed Senate debate on the proposal yet again Tuesday, saying it would come up after lawmakers return from a...
State | AK legislature
Gov. Parnell proposes $12.4B state budget provide kids, particularly in smaller, rural schools, with more diverse, higher-quality classes.House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula said she expects a fight over school vouchers, given some of the discussions lawmakers had last session...
House Dems announce leadership for 28th Alaska Legislature

...Friday its leadership for the 28th Alaska Legislature. Representative Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) will be House Democratic Leader, and Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) will be the House Democratic Whip. The leadership will work as...
House passes in-state gas pipeline bill

...of the day, assures that Alaskans get reasonably priced gas. That's the bottom line," Kerttula, the House Democratic leader, told reporters Tuesday. "We don't have that information so we're not doing our due diligence, you know...
Dueling superlatives on session

...positive descriptions like "the absolute best" and "the most productive" to describe the session, while one Democratic leader called the session "the worst" for the state's finances in more than 30 years.The Senate majority availability...
Senate deal forged in flurry of negotiations

...income up to $350,000, a concession from Obama's campaign pledge to cap the threshold at $250,000. The Democratic leader also insisted that any deal include a way to deal with the sequester, plus an extension of the jobless benefits...
Oil taxes to top agenda for next Legislature

...there are things the state can do, besides cutting taxes, to get additional production - a view shared by House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula of Juneau. He said those could include requiring development plans for leases and even looking at...


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