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Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered's not there yet - unless something's happened in the last five minutes I don't know about," he said.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said the majority-led conference committee rescinding the former ferry funding decision is most likely...
State | AK legislature
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

...restoration preserved 23 jobs. The Senate cut unrestricted general funds that would have eliminated those positions.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, who fought for a beefier ferry budget, said the add-back "beats the heck out of what we had in the...
State | AK legislature
Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...last year by a group of same-sex couples.The attorney general's move didn't play well with Democrats. Sens. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, condemned his move in a recent news conference. Gardner said at...
State | AK legislature
As Legislature goes into extra days, lawmakers share to-do lists

...see the education and capital budgets finalized and is still hopeful that Medicaid expansion will be addressed. Sen. Dennis Egan, D-JuneauAfter what he called the longest confirmation vote of his political career, Egan said simply "we have...
State | AK legislature
Legislature's special session could take place away from Juneau

...a strong possibility of a special session" following the regular session that's scheduled to end Sunday.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said he was surprised by the resolution when it was read across the Senate floor Saturday."I'm really...
State | AK legislature
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

An attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday.Egan, whose district includes...
State | AK legislature
Juneau Empire owes an apology

...attack on airwaves". Those quoted justifiably stated how very important public broadcasting is to Alaska and as Senator Dennis Egan said that these cuts would be "devastating" to rural Alaskan communities, which I agree with. The Juneau Empire...
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...forces it to choose between the House and Senate cuts, or a dollar amount in between, and adds money back.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said he hopes the committee skipping over the ferry budget items is a good sign for coastal communities...
State | AK legislature
State worker raises on chopping block

...could make the state vulnerable to lawsuits.When the Senate took up the operating budget a couple weeks ago, Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, offered an amendment that would have undone the cut to the union contracts. He said he disagrees with...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...refusal to revisit oil taxes becomes downright irresponsible.At least there were five state senators, including Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, who saw the connection between oil tax credits and the state's ability to fund education at a basic...


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