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The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...Tuesday (perhaps a coincidence, perhaps not).Many of the cuts Rep. Reinbold supported were simply added back in House votes.This was the flashpoint where Lora lost much faith in the process. Statements were made that Rep. Reinbold did...
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

JUNEAU - The municipality of Anchorage could be the last community to be reimbursed for new school bonds before a five-year hiatus, but the House speaker hinted this may not yet be a done deal.
State | AK legislature
Senate keeps pot edibles on the table

...Kelly's amendment had passed, he said.Egan said he expects the bill to go to the conference committee after the House votes on it, where "it will get even better."The bill now moves to the House, where it awaits committee referrals and...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

...the best voting record among the state's Congressional delegation. Rep. Don Young has missed nearly 15 percent of House votes in his decades of service - three times as many as Sen. Begich - but that didn't stop Americans for Prosperity awarding...
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...for at least two years if approved by voters in the August primary. "It would be interesting to have a redo of the House vote once folks realize that there really is not a benefit for those wishing for the initiative process to occur," said...
State | AK legislature
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...its prospects further. Democrats said they will use a petition of lawmakers to try pressuring Republicans to allow a House vote, but the strategy seems unlikely to succeed.An Associated Press-GfK poll last month found supporters of a minimum...
State | AK legislature
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

WASHINGTON - The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.
Alaska House votes in favor of deporting criminals; bill denies flexibility in sentencing

A criminal sentencing bill that bars judges from softening sentences to avoid a deportation hurdle passed the House of Representatives Thursday after passionate debate.
State | AK legislature
Legal pot in Uruguay faces test

...passage in the lower house of Congress.The Broad Front coalition has a more comfortable majority in the senate, so the house vote was seen as the best chance for opponents to block the law.The plan was changed little in the six months since President...
Legislative centennial deemed a success

...the Alaska State Capitol by an address by Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska's Democratic junior senator, and a late-night House vote Monday, and by several high-profile committee meetings Tuesday afternoon.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, made it...


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