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Alaska Editorial: Calming effect

...friendlier rates.The Senate endorsed Walker's plan to authorize $157 million by a vote of 16-3, followed by a 39-0 House vote. TransCanada would receive $68 million for its most recent effort. The balance would be spent by Alaska to move the...
Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...floor with a 19-1 vote. It's currently in the House Health and Social Services Committee and would need to clear a House vote next legislative session. Then it would only take the signature of Gov. Bill Walker to become law."About 29 other...
State | Local | AK legislature
Pipeline plan passes

...saving the public money, and it's about making more money for the state if this project moves forward."Before the House vote, Neuman said the pipeline deal shouldn't be considered a buyout."It's not a buyout, it's just us paying our...
State | AK legislature
House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo.
Nation and World
John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

...additional minutes-long House session on Monday that, under the arcane rules governing such petition efforts, sped up the House vote on the measure to the end of October rather than into November.His office says that wasn't the motivation for the...
Nation and World
McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

...prolong Boehner's tenure. The Ohio Republican, who had intended to leave Oct. 30, said he would stay on "until the House votes to elect a new speaker."The man most widely seen as a potential speaker in McCarthy's place immediately ruled it...
Nation and World
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...environmental groups have been critical of the bill because they say it would erode key environmental safeguards.With a House vote expected this week, GOP lawmakers added the federal disaster language to the bill, something the Obama administration...
Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...through a Legislature not keen on new taxes. "This was the first year that we were going into the red."He called the House vote on the bill "one of the strangest votes" he'd ever seen.The ceremony was held at NOAA because the agency, along...
S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...lawmakers approved a measure enabling a flag debate by a vote of 103-10 in the House and a voice vote in the Senate.The House vote brought a standing ovation and rounds of applause after Democratic and Republican leaders jointly sponsored the measure...
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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


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