Senate opts for big education funding boost Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said in a press release.The announcement didn't elicit cheers from across the aisle.Democrats and school officials have asked lawmakers to put funding increases in the BSA, a per-pupil funding mechanism.That avenue...
Alaska Editorial: Democrats never let good news go to waste a state where the Democrat party never lets good...when it comes to math.Democrats, you see, have every...See! See!" the Democrats say, "that's proof...announcement and the Democrat press release accusing...That's the box the Democrats have put themselves...
Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

...only pay for abortions that are the result of rape or incest, or when the woman is at risk of death or major bodily injury.Democrats in the House and Senate tried to add language covering funding for family planning programs intended to reduce the number...
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Sullivan brings in $1.4M in first quarter

...other major Republican candidates, Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller.The Republicans are vying for the seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich, who brought in more than $1 million during the last quarter. That was his biggest fundraising haul of the election...
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...election. Mallott and Parnell each face challengers in the Aug. 19 statewide primary (Republican Gerald Heikes of Palmer and Democrat Phil Stoddard of Anchorage, according to the Alaska Division of Elections), but both Mallott and Parnell are their party's...
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Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...time in Congress.Messages from The Associated Press to a spokesman for former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, weren't immediately returned Wednesday.Kennedy's group, Project SAM, has communicated with an Alaska opposition group...
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Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...bill that we passed," House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters shortly after the Sunday night vote.But Democrats and others who remember 2003 say those promises mean little to nothing because there is nothing binding about them."Republicans...
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Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President...unapologetically associate a Democrat with the health care law in...Begich joined all other Senate Democrats in voting for the measure...Landrieu of Louisiana - another Democrat being pounded on health care...
Letter: Education needs to be bipartisan effort

...leads to classroom cuts for three more years. Alaskans who speak up don't scare me. We need them more than ever. As a Democrat, I hope by the end of session we're not alone in the House in voting to reverse years of classroom cuts. Public education...
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...language removed in the House Finance Committee, calling it a mandate beyond services the state already provides. Minority Democrats plan to seek an amendment to reinstate that language, seeing those services as a way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and...
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