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White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

...General Assembly meeting this month, where countries could pledge aid money and to accept some of the migrants.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the U.S. should increase the number of refugees it resettles next year by more...
Nation and World
Where things stand in the state

...With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people," he said.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Alaskans want and expect their political leaders to work together. WILL THERE...
House agrees on budget

...layoffs and a partial government shutdown."This is something that didn't come easy on both sides," said House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, on the floor.He asked the 39 other members to vote "yes." All but Reps...
State | AK legislature
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw the price of its votes. Negotiations between the two sides have taken place in private since mid-April.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said he wasn't surprised by the bill dropping Tuesday because "it's nothing new...
State | AK legislature
In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...years in the House. It hurts businesses and imposes a tax on many people who never use it, said Newberry, the House minority leader. He thinks the insurance should be privatized.Legislators are considering allowing employees covered by disability...
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Tuck: Budget deal doesn't seem any closer

JUNEAU - House Minority Leader Chris Tuck says he doesn't believe lawmakers are any closer to a budget deal, with days to go before notices are sent to state...
DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...Dabbling in the Permanent Fund) does come up as a final conclusion based on how they've been behaving," said House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage.He said the items he and House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, have...
Medicaid expansion killed - for now

...multibillion-dollar budget hole for the coming fiscal year.But, "they don't need our CBR vote to fully fund this budget," House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said. "There are other savings accounts they can go after, but by publicly...
State | Local | AK legislature
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...
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...


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