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Sen. McGuire joins bipartisan coalition

...addition of McGuire, Green's coalition includes six of the Senate's 11 Republicans, for a 15-5 majority, said Jeff Turner, majority press secretary. McGuire is currently a member of the state House of Representatives. She was elected to...
Cowdery pulls out of special session on tax

...Senate to reconsider whether Cowdery should participate in the session. Cowdery, in a statement issued by spokesman Jeff Turner, denied wrongdoing but said his presence in Juneau for the session would be a distraction. "I want to make it clear...
Alaska Legislature moves ahead with Masonic building remodel

...The council manages operations of the Legislature and is made up of leaders from the House and Senate leadership. Jeff Turner, spokesman for Legislative Council Chairman John Cowdery, a Republican senator from Anchorage, said the body has...
Governor likely to poll senators on special session

...governor calls the special session, and she wants it held outside Juneau, she needs to specify the location," said Jeff Turner, spokesman for the Senate majority led by Green. "It's really her decision." "A successful special session is...
Republican leaders call for Cowdery to step down

...present to vote on the floor of the Senate or House. Cowdery was not available for comment. Senate Majority spokesman Jeff Turner said Cowdery remains hospitalized in Anchorage. But Senate President Lyda Green, R-Wasilla, said she expects Cowdery...
Palin questions whether Cowdery should keep post

...did not immediately return requests for comment Monday. Cowdery is out of town and unavailable for comment, said Jeff Turner, press secretary for the Senate majority, made up of six Republicans and nine Democrats. After federal agents searched...
Special session work likely to be done here "In talking to Sen. Green, I'm not sure she's that interested in doing that," he said. Jeff Turner, spokesman for Green, said it was too soon to say how the Senate would deal with Palin's request. "Nothing's...
Senate leaders announce committee assignments

...State Affairs Committee as well. The remaining positions on the committees will be filled in the near future, said Jeff Turner, Senate majority press secretary. Pat Forgey can be reached at .
FBI agents search offices of at least seven lawmakers

...I can't talk about that right now." Messages left with other lawmakers and Senate Republican majority spokesman Jeff Turner were not immediately returned. --- Associated Press Writer Jeannette J. Lee in Anchorage contributed to this report...
Deal brokered for timing of governor's speech after eleventh-hour standoff

...couldn't be held at 6 p.m. because the Senate had scheduled its floor session at that time, Senate Majority Spokesman Jeff Turner told reporters. Furthermore, Turner said, it couldn't be held earlier because lawmakers were still trickling in...


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