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House, Senate end first special session, start second

...the Thursday floor session in Anchorage. He streamed the session from his office in the Capitol.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, called the Senate immediately back to order for a second special session. The body soon adjourned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/house-senate-end-first-special-session-
State | AK legislature
First special session concludes

...session from his office in the Capitol.Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, was excused for the day.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, called the Senate immediately back to order for a second special session. The body soon adjourned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/first-special-session-concludes
State | Local | AK legislature
Walker backs off on Juneau session call

...convene its own special session in Anchorage," Gardner wrote in his legal opinion for Wielechowski.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said in an interview Tuesday that Legislative leadership is considering that option."We were under...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/walker-backs-juneau-session-call
Local | AK legislature
Senate plans technical session Tuesday

...Senate will not be required to attend the first floor session since lawmakers voted for a recess.Senate President Kevin Meyer's office says Tuesday's floor session in Juneau will be a technical session, for which a quorum isn't called...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-10/senate-plans-technical-session-tuesday
State
Alaska editorial: Taking an ill-deserved recess, despite plenty of work left to be done

...out after only a few minutes on the floor.Asked why the group wasn't getting down to business, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, told reporters Gov. Walker had yet to transmit bills for them to work on - conveniently ignoring...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/taking-ill-deserved-recess-despite-pl
Opinion
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...otherwise would use for an alternate gas pipeline project that Republican leaders have tried to restrict. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said there would still be about $30 million left in the fund.While the Senate proposed a $47...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
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
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

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