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In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...advertised by Walker in his speech to be only 2.5 percent, the smallest of any department - didn't go over well with Democrats or Republicans from either legislative body. Several pointed out during Friday's House Finance Committee meeting, where...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Egan: Local workforce will feel the sting

Republicans and Democrats gave Gov. Bill Walker good marks after his State of the Budget speech...staff passed out to everyone after the speech. House and Senate Democrats worried about Walker's decision to cut education funding by 2...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/egan-local-workforce-will-feel-sting
State | AK legislature
Local lawmakers react to State of the State

...State of the State speech differed between the Legislature's Democrats and Republicans, but Juneau lawmakers all said they admired...caucus we're looking for a lot more detail."Juneau's Democrats said they expect those details to be included in today's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/local-lawmakers-react-state-state
State
Hare beats tortoise

...he said.Sen. Dennis Egan, a Democrat who represents Juneau, said both kinds...session," explained Rep. Les Gara, a Democrat from Anchorage. "If you want to work...perspective, and maybe it's because I'm a Democrat, I find I have a better chance of passing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/hare-beats-tortoise
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...affiliation from Republican to undeclared in joining forces with Democrat Byron Mallott as part of an "Alaska first" unity ticket. The state Democratic Party has lauded Walker, and Democrats see in him a partner. Walker's shakeup of the board of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/lawmakers-scrutinize-budget-pot-and-med
State
Senate minority leader says education funding boost unlikely

Last year, Senate Democrats pushed hard during the legislative...is front and center."The Senate Democrats will continue "to work on human rights...receptive" administration that Democrats "have confidence in.""Every session...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-07/senate-minority-leader-says-education-f
Local | AK legislature
Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...better communicate the GOP-led majority's priorities to the public. The majority caucus has 15 members, including one Democrat.Majority press secretary Carolyn Kuckertz said Tuesday that the press shop is down one person from last year and hiring Pierre...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-07/senate-majority-looks-hire-ex-military-
State
Sullivan sworn in as new US senator

...delegation for Alaska that also includes Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young.Sullivan defeated first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich by about 6,000 votes in November. The race was contentious and closely watched nationally as Republicans sought...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-07/sullivan-sworn-new-us-senator
State
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...difficult financial times, he said he hopes Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate...a minority/majority, Republican/Democrat (mindset)," he said. It will take...with both sides. He's a member of the Democrat-led House minority."When I ran for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 12, 2015

...last inaugural ball, you walked into the room and were surrounded by Republicans - there were no (or at least very few) Democrats in attendance. It was a partisan party. On Saturday night, things were different - there were people of all political stripes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-12/thumbs-thumbs-down-jan-12-2015
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