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House majority, minority announce new organization

...Republican-led majority. Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, will serve as Majority Leader, taking over from Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, will serve again as leader of the Democratic minority caucus...
Committee advances school vouchers

...with individual recommendations attached. Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, voted against passage, with Reps. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, and Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, voting for."I believe it overturns a fundamental principle by dividing...
State | AK legislature
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...System, used by licensed firearms dealers during transactions.An Anchorage Republican is trying to change that. Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, has proposed a bill requiring the state to report mental illnesses to the system."It's not going...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...Alaskan voters. Protestations by House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt notwithstanding, his majority would pass a bill identical...ballot as Ballot Measure 3. While House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt claims it is wrong to assume history will repeat itself...
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...term, and it caught the attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list of rising political...
State | Local
Alaska Permanent Fund tops $50 billion

...It is amazing that the first $700 million deposit in 1977 has grown to $50 billion today," House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said in a press release. "As we look to the future of the Fund, the sky is the limit. I'm thankful...
State | AK legislature
Legislature brings gas line, spending talk

...higher-than-expected deductible lease expenditures. Provisions of the new tax kicked in Jan. 1.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said he doesn't believe the state will get a gas line if it reverts to the old tax system, which...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...approach to someone in a financial pinch getting a onetime bonus when they need a permanent raise.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said the funding piece for education was a key point of difference. He said some House members felt...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...that he has "no confidence" the same thing wouldn't happen again.After the meeting, House majority leader Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, told the Empire that this Legislature shouldn't be assumed to do the same thing as the group in...
State | AK legislature
Meeting of the minds is head-on collision

...are our most valuable resource when all is said and done, then we have to use everything."House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said he is not sure there is a "best" way to address the education funding issue.A big outside...
State | AK legislature


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