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Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...forward," he said after the meeting.The other members of the subcommittee are Reps. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage; and Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan. All, including...
State | AK legislature
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...cutting about $920,000 in total funds from the current year during a brief meeting Thursday morning.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, called it a first step in the process. While the cut may not seem like much now, negotiations are...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

If House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, has his way, the Tongass National Forest and another 150 million acres of federally owned land will soon become...
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...building.""He's a lively, wonderful man and I can't wait to see him soon," she said.House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, had good news to share in a statement he released Wednesday evening."I've talked with Benny's...
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...The opinion piece "pretty much lays out that we're in competition now with our partners," said House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, who has raised concerns with Walker's new plan.Walker said while the companies are working well...
State | AK legislature
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, originally conceived as a backup plan for AKLNG.Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, sponsored the legislation that created AGDC and its governing...
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...efforts for the current Medicaid program.Both Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms to Medicaid, a cost driver in the budget, before moving to...
State | AK legislature
Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

...including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, as wilderness, putting it off limits to development. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said legislators would be kidding themselves if they thought the meeting would result in an immediate...
State | AK legislature
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most

...followed from the Republican leadership of the Alaska Legislature, I was prompted to write this letter. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Kenai, pointed out he has been running this ship just fine for quite some time without Gov. Bill Walker. He...
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...unanimous vote from Board of Game members to interview the commercial drift fisherman.The vote prompted House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, to write a letter to Walker requesting a review of the meeting."Was the decision to forward Speaker...


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