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Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...Eagle River offices, which were over $21,000 a copy," he said.According to Hawker, the Senate president and House speaker will be in charge of their own furniture selections.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/lawmakers-approve-500k-furniture-budget
State
Student loans law failed by accident

...approved by a 19-1 margin. But it only had five sponsors in the House, and none were members of the leadership team. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said it was a matter of running out of time on Day 95 when the Legislature had been scheduled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/student-loans-law-failed-accident
State
Alaska Editorial: The 90-day legislative session isn't good for Alaska or its citizens

...appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Still not convinced that the 90-day legislative session is a bad idea?House Speaker Mike Chenault, a supporter of the shorter session, offered a revealing observation in a story in Sunday's Daily...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-29/alaska-editorial-90-day-legislative-s
Opinion
Extended session produces 116 bills

...When lawmakers devoted their time to statewide issues in past years, the number of bills passed typically dropped, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said."People were concentrating on big issues that affected the whole state versus...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-29/extended-session-produces-116-bills
State
Legislature passes bill on AGDC appointment

...within his discretion under the constitution. Rabinow faces confirmation Thursday.Supporters of HB383, including House Speaker Mike Chenault, have said it was an oversight to not explicitly allow for out-of-state residents to serve on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/legislature-passes-bill-agdc-appointmen
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...to the bill stating as much."I will do all that I can to stop any change into the current bill that we passed," House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters shortly after the Sunday night vote.But Democrats and others who remember...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
Parnell pitches own retirement bill

...HB385, will be scheduled for a hearing in the finance committee "as soon as possible."In a letter informing House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, that he was introducing the bill, Parnell said the lump sum payment would increase funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/parnell-pitches-own-retirement-bill
State | AK legislature
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...Alaska would like to see done, and that's our job to try to enact the wishes of the citizens of Alaska," said House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski.It's a sore subject for some who remember 2002 and 2003 when an initiative to increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/minimum-wage-may-get-booted-ballot
State | AK legislature
Proposal to buy Anchorage office withdrawn

...reporters. He said he would note that that was approved by the council.Hawker has taken heat for the lease, which House Speaker Mike Chenault has called unfortunate. During a council meeting last month, Chenault, R-Nikiski, said Hawker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/proposal-buy-anchorage-office-withdrawn
State | AK legislature

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