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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, sponsored the bill in 2014. This year she's co-sponsoring it with House Majority Leader Charisse Millet, R-Anchorage. Hopefully, bipartisan support in the House is enough to keep Erin's Law on track...
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...think everybody's in agreement, I think, that we need to make these budget adjustments first," he said.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, said the focus of her GOP-led caucus will be on cutting the budget where possible...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...Leaders of the Republican-led House and Senate majorities lamented the lack of specifics in the speech. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said the speech sounded a lot like campaign rhetoric.
Empire Editorial: Pass, then puff

...Recreational marijuana use becomes legal across Alaska on Feb. 24. The Alaska Legislature convenes Tuesday, and Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, a Republican from North Pole, has already predicted that marijuana regulation will be one of the issues...
Legislators file first round of bills

...Another popular issue - judging by the number of pre-filed bills - is sexual assault prevention education. Both House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Garan Tarr, D-Anchorage, are sponsoring bills relating to sexual abuse and assault awareness...
Local | AK legislature
Hare beats tortoise

...House in 1998 and moved to the Senate in 2009. He served as the Senate's minority leader in 2012 and became its majority leader in 2013."Sometimes," he explained in his Capitol office, "people will file a bill ... because they - I don't...
State | Local | AK legislature
Commentary: Turnout doesn't measure up to ballot options

...choice as can be imagined.The stakes were no less than the control of the upper body of Congress, the demotion of Majority Leader Harry Reid and the ascendency of Sen. Lisa Murkowski to the most powerful position for Alaska since the late Sen...
Egan to caucus with minority

...Senate organization is as follows for the upcoming 29th Legislature:? President: Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage? Majority Leader: John Coghill, R-North Pole? Minority Leader: Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage? Finance Committee: Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks...
State | Local
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...Wasilla, who will be the new chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. North Pole Sen. John Coghill will remain as majority leader.Sen. Pete Kelly, of Fairbanks, will remain a co-chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, while Sen...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...Sen. John Coghill of Fairbanks remaining as Senate Majority Leader.Chairing the Senate Finance Committee will be Sen...Charisse Millett, also of Anchorage, will become Majority Leader. Rep. Bob Herron, a Democrat of Bethel, will serve...


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