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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund.House Speaker Mike Chenault said if the House and Senate majorities reach an agreement on education funding, which has been a sticking...
Legislature gavels in for special session

...reconvene, possibly in Anchorage. Many legislative offices have been packed up and many staff members are gone. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said there's an issue, too, with the impending start of renovation work on the Capitol...
Kerry, Iran FM hold nuke talks in NY

...of a deal, and not on opponents to gather enough votes for rejection.But even as the legislation moves forward, House Speaker John Boehner privately acknowledged to a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition over the weekend that his party...
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Legislature OKs break make sure there was enough flexibility that lawmakers could come back into session earlier if there was a deal. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, also left open the possibility of reconvening earlier if there was a deal.Walker called...
Walker: No budget, no going home

...approve Medicaid expansion and the sexual assault prevention education bill known as Erin's Law.On Tuesday, House Speaker Mike Chenault suggested taking a break and letting negotiations resume after tempers cool. "We're going to talk...
State | AK legislature
House votes to halt school bond repayment program school bonds before a five-year hiatus, but the House speaker hinted this may not yet be a done deal.Alaska's...the hiatus to avoid paying for the Anchorage bonds.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said lawmakers were working...
State | AK legislature
Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

...corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project that he proposed.The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer on whether there might be a way forward that would bring both sides...
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...joint session was scheduled for Friday in the House chambers, but the Senate was notified yesterday on the floor that House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, had canceled it.Senate Majority spokeswoman Carolyn Kuckertz said in an email that...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Legislature has multiple paths to resolving fiscal impasse - including a government shutdown

...Monday wore on, the meeting never happened. The next one is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.On Monday afternoon, House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, went into a closed-door meeting with House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage...
State | AK legislature
Joint session planned, bucking Walker

...president's office on what happens if the Legislature doesn't meet to take up appointments, prompted his action. While House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer said they had assured Walker that the nominations would be taken up...
State | AK legislature


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