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Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...administration's upcoming plan for offshore leasing - or at least announced at the same time."According to the White House, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower was the first to use presidential authority to withdraw acreage from offshore drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
5 things to watch for on Election Day

...a shot at winning back the House. The question is how big a majority the GOP will run up. The catchy slogan for House Republicans is "Drive for 245" - a pickup of 11 seats. That would top the 2010 tea party wave that led to 242 GOP representatives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-04/5-things-watch-election-day
State
My Turn: Ready to Work for you

...many Alaskans, he's become increasingly disappointed with our State Legislature. Over the last six years, the House Republican majority has been busy undermining citizens' initiatives, short-changing public education, denying people their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-29/my-turn-ready-work-you
Opinion
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

...cry this session - the Base Student Allocation.House Republicans were adamant that they would not support a bill without...session's late end. A bill, HB384, from the House Republican leadership was introduced late in the session to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-21/legislature-calls-it-day-without-finish
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...been led to believe: ballot initiatives "... may be amended at any time."Opponents of HB384, introduced by House Republicans to raise the state minimum wage, worry the bill is a precursor to history repeating itself and not the result of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
House education plan saves Juneau $2.1M

...probably come out of this session is some combination of all those things," Kelly said in an email.Some in the House Republican Caucus do not favor a large increase in the BSA, which means the $185 figure could be the largest amount that clears...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-02/house-education-plan-saves-juneau-21m
State | Local | AK legislature
Teachers' pension proposal raises red flags

House Republicans presented their proposal for increasing education funding Tuesday, and with it came the first glimpse into legislative decision-makers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-02/teachers-pension-proposal-raises-red-fl
State | Local | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...Management Board, the state's contribution to the system this year was projected for $975 million. A source close to House Republicans said previously that payment would be at least $700 million if no alternative plan were adopted.The Governor's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/analysis-pension-problems-proposals
State | Local | AK legislature
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

...donors have issues before the administration and Congress. Adelson, for example, scheduled a meeting with a top House Republican just after the election to discuss his legislative agenda. Giving millions to super PACs gets you noticed by politicians...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-21/opinion-we-need-follow-all-money-and-
Opinion
Alaska Permanent Fund tops $50 billion

...reached a value of $50 billion. Overall, this has been a very successful program by any measure."Members of the House Republicans praised the workers tasked with handling the fund that was created by a vote of Alaskans in 1976."It is amazing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-permanent-fund-tops-50-billion
State | AK legislature

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