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Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...of the state's money on two special sessions.That includes more than $187,000 in per diem payments to individual legislators as of Friday afternoon, according to Legislative Affairs Agency numbers.During special sessions, legislators...
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...governor's) key issues," she said. "It's important that he have his name attached to the legislation and not an individual legislator. ... I truly think a bill could get through, but (the administration is) delaying, I don't know why they're...
A 'devastating' attack on airwaves

...find someone in the legislature who doesn't have kind things to say about public broadcasting and thinks any individual legislator would know how important it is in his or her home district."I know there are tough decisions to be made...
Elected AG bill overruled by others

...said, "at least you know where he's coming from."Stoltze said the issue is one he would have to talk to individual legislators about to try and win their support, and he dismissed the notion of asking cosponsors to do that.If there is...
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Change voting laws before changing the Constitution

...constitutional change, it also clashes with what makes our politics truly exceptional - diffuse parties where individual legislators don't just toe a party line. Most Americans dislike Congress so much today because they yearn for more examples...
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Alaska editorial: Votes on special session request should be public

...House Speaker Pete Kott need to be reminded that the public has great interest in knowing the positions of its individual legislators. The two leaders have chosen to keep secret the votes of Senate and House members on a request by Democrats...
Juneau district attorney to take post with Legislature

...that come up to the legislature. "My duty will be to advise and otherwise represent the Alaska Legislature and individual legislators," he said. As district attorney, Gardner's office was responsible for all criminal prosecution from Yakutat...
Legislature ponders overturning 90-day session limit

...with the initiative he helped sponsor. "We probably should have put a limit on the number of bills that each individual legislator can introduce," he said. The quantity of work being demanded of staff and legislators hasn't decreased as...
Judge lets legislators comment in lawsuit

...sue in Superior Court to correct errors within 30 days of the final adoption of the plan. Volland argued that individual legislators are affected by the map but the Legislature's ability to make laws is unaffected. The ruling is expected to...
Job for ex-Sen. Taylor raises constitutional questions in state government. "The purpose sought to be accomplished by that section is not merely to prevent an individual legislator from profiting by an action taken by him with bad motives but to prevent all legislators from being influenced...


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