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Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...threshold required to authorize a draw from the constitutional budget reserve to cover costs of state government.House minority leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said talks broke down Monday morning.The budget proposal, advanced by a conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...The question is, is it worth it for them to do that and not provide opportunities for public education," House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said of potentially tapping those pots.House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mark...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
Alaska Legislature has multiple paths to resolving fiscal impasse - including a government shutdown

...On Monday afternoon, House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, went into a closed-door meeting with House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, presumably to continue negotiations on a variety of items the minority wants restored...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/alaska-legislature-has-multiple-paths-r
State | AK legislature
Sides entrench in budget fight

...settlement agreement in lawsuit over inequities in rural school funding. Walker had proposed phased-in funding.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck has said his Democratic-led caucus wants to see the $47.5 million restored, along with $32 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/sides-entrench-budget-fight
Local
Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...Walker's 89 appointees, confirming their spots at the helm of state departments and boards and commissions.House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, was excused. His partner had just given birth to a baby girl in Anchorage that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-approves-all-walkers-commis
State | AK legislature
House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...governor's preference is to work with legislators to get reform and expansion legislation passed.In an interview, House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said he thinks that if the governor's bill were put to a vote in the House and Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-democrats-walker-see-medicaid-exp
State
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...statehood and has not been changed substantively since, according to a legislative research brief requested by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, who is among the legislators who have sponsored legislation to update the code. The National Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
Empire Editorial: Alaska should require genetically engineered foods to be labeled

...on that list, and it should be. Currently, there are two co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. Scott Kawasaki and House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, but the bill has yet to see any support from Republicans.We'd like to see HB 92 gain some traction...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/empire-editorial-alaska-should-requir
Opinion
Munoz votes against, Kito for Medicaid expansion

...who was excused, and Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, who was absent.Then, after an afternoon's break, House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, successfully asked for another vote on the amendment. The final vote was 12-22...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/mu%C3%B1oz-votes-against-kito-medicaid-
State | AK legislature
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

A bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, aims to improve voter turnout - especially rural Alaska Native voter turnout, he said during a talk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature

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