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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...legislation.Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, sponsored the bill in 2014. This year she's co-sponsoring it with House Majority Leader Charisse Millet, R-Anchorage. Hopefully, bipartisan support in the House is enough to keep Erin's Law on...
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...think everybody's in agreement, I think, that we need to make these budget adjustments first," he said.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, said the focus of her GOP-led caucus will be on cutting the budget where possible...
Legislators file first round of bills

...Another popular issue - judging by the number of pre-filed bills - is sexual assault prevention education. Both House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Garan Tarr, D-Anchorage, are sponsoring bills relating to sexual abuse and assault...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction

...lifelong Alaskan, I remember Congressman Nick Begich and the tragic 1972 plane crash that took his life and that of House Majority Leader Hale Boggs.Rather than a snide response to the ad that Simpson describes, I did feel sympathetic. Sen. Begich's...
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...Sigmund's father was Hale Boggs, the powerful, 13-term congressman from Louisiana. In 1972, while serving as House Majority Leader, he came to Alaska to help fellow Democrat Nick Begich, a freshman representative, win re-election to Congress...
Pro-pot group gets support from some parents

...keep it away from teens."The list of supporters includes Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl and former state House Majority Leader Kyle Johansen.Kiehl told KTOO that he would rather see public safety dollars spent on preventing domestic violence...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...he blamed for his father's death. Nick Begich was Alaska's lone congressman when the plane carrying him and House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., vanished en route to Juneau in 1972. Mark was 10.Looking back, stories he heard about...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...the Senate approach to someone in a financial pinch getting a onetime bonus when they need a permanent raise.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said the funding piece for education was a key point of difference. He said some...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Wage - said Saturday that he has "no confidence" the same thing wouldn't happen again.After the meeting, House majority leader Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, told the Empire that this Legislature shouldn't be assumed to do the same...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Permanent Fund tops $50 billion

...Alaskans in 1976."It is amazing that the first $700 million deposit in 1977 has grown to $50 billion today," House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said in a press release. "As we look to the future of the Fund, the sky is the...
State | AK legislature


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