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Senate opts for big education funding boost

...increase to the Base Student Allocation in the senate's version of the education bill," Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, tweeted immediately after the funding mechanism was revealed.Generally speaking, a $100 million...
My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

...ago; all people are created equal and all are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.? Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has served in the Alaska Senate since 2003 and holds the position of minority leader.
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...really, truly believes that we should pass laws just because there's an initiative on the ballot," said Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage and the minority leader. "We see this as an election year ploy, and we're not going to fall for...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...anymore for the plant and that this is a significant need that he did not think could be avoided.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, called it a big project to swallow nonetheless. He and Ellis voted against, but that bill, too...
State | AK legislature
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...vaccines in bulk and sell them to clinics, hospitals and others who administer vaccinations.Sens. Cathy Giessel and Hollis French should be commended for their sponsorship of this bill, which will benefit all Alaskans.Patients benefit - they...
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...inflation-proofing out first thing next year after ... voting for it this year," said Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage."I saw this play out 12 years ago, and I see the exact same thing happening again," he added...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Picture picture

Professional photographer Ron Klein mugs for a picture taken by Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, with his cell phone in the Senate Chambers on Tuesday. Klein was taking the annual panoramic pictures of the legislators in both the House and Senate.
Senate Finance advances gas line bill

...Parnell has said no longer fit with the type of project being pursued and the change in players.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has continued to question whether the state could get a better deal if it went out for open bids...
State | AK legislature
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...important to at least have the debate. All 20 senators were present for floor session Wednesday.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French joked later about there being more "whimper" than bang. But he called it a "dangerous" measure that could re-emerge...
State | AK legislature
Alaskans ask Legislature to open UA campuses to guns

...faculty is either liberal left or in any way suspicious of ordinary Alaskans bearing weapons."Senate minority leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, spoke against the concept earlier Wednesday when asked about the bill at a press conference."The...
State | AK legislature


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