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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...revenue before a draw from the constitutional budget reserve would be needed.In an interview Thursday, Senate President Kevin Meyer also raised the specter of coming back to revisit the three-quarters vote later this year.Failure to reach agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...internal budget negotiations, I urge you to use this time wisely," Walker wrote in his letter to Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski. "While the Legislature is still in regular session...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/walker-asks-more-action-limbo-session
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...close friendship. The same can be said for the relationship between legislators and their employers. Alaska Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, paints a perfect picture of this problem. He's been working in the oil industry for three decades...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-24/my-turn-brokenness-alaskas-legislativ
Opinion | AK legislature
Joint session planned, bucking Walker

...doesn't meet to take up appointments, prompted his action. While House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer said they had assured Walker that the nominations would be taken up, Walker said he was concerned about "gamesmanship...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/joint-session-planned-bucking-walker
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...confirmation vote was canceled not because of a scheduling issue, but because of a legal opinion requested by Senate President Kevin Meyer's office on the consequences of not holding a confirmation vote."The brief answers are ... if the legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/gov-forces-houses-hand-after-failed-vot
State | AK legislature
Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

...proposed.The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer on whether there might be a way forward that would bring both sides a measure of comfort.No agreement had been reached...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/governor-vetoes-bill-limiting-state-ent
State | AK legislature
House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...helpful for those talking about a need for reform to specify what kind of reforms they want to see.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said the Senate will be done with what it thinks it needs to accomplish by the Legislature's scheduled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-democrats-walker-see-medicaid-exp
State
Letter: Go blue on Friday

...all around our great state, including Gov. Bill Walker advocating for violence prevention funding, Senate President Kevin Meyer sponsoring a resolution recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Rep. Geran Tarr sponsoring April as...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-09/letter-go-blue-friday
Letters
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...the infrastructure budget given the massive deficits the state is projecting amid low oil prices. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said a bill could be on the Senate floor by Friday.Meanwhile, a conference committee comprised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-06/medicaid-capital-budget-among-things-wa
State
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...the legislature has been and continues to be the administration's preferred route," she wrote.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, told reporters Friday he believes the majority of his GOP-led caucus would want to undertake changes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State

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