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...It's going to give the White House some momentum going into the fall," said Jim Manley, a former adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "But I don't think anyone can expect the efforts to work with Republicans on trade to translate...
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Winners, losers from Legislative session

...House needed help from Democrats to do that, and Minority Leader Chris Tuck of Anchorage used that to bargain the best...Republicans never brought it up for a vote.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner said she couldn't vote for the budget...
Union-backed Dems make final push to kill trade bill

...with Obama on the phone. "I know he's working on it and I hope he's successful."The House's top Democrat, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, remained publicly uncommitted. She has sought to maintain leverage to the end to sweeten...
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First special session concludes

...m. in Anchorage's new legislative information office. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, acting as the minority leader, stood right away and called for an adjournment. He asked that the Senate come back to order in Juneau later this...
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State workers to get layoff warning

...11-4 about 7:40 p.m. to convene at 10 a.m. today.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage and the Senate minority leader, objected to the idea of ending work. "We're prepared to go all night if we have to," he said. "I don't...
Local | AK legislature
DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...Dabbling in the Permanent Fund) does come up as a final conclusion based on how they've been behaving," said House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage.He said the items he and House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, have...
House agrees on budget

...layoffs and a partial government shutdown."This is something that didn't come easy on both sides," said House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, on the floor.He asked the 39 other members to vote "yes." All but Reps. Tammie...
State | AK legislature
Where things stand in the state

...that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people," he said.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said Alaskans want and expect their political leaders to work together. WILL THERE BE...
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

...the price of its votes. Negotiations between the two sides have taken place in private since mid-April.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said he wasn't surprised by the bill dropping Tuesday because "it's nothing new...
State | AK legislature
In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...years in the House. It hurts businesses and imposes a tax on many people who never use it, said Newberry, the House minority leader. He thinks the insurance should be privatized.Legislators are considering allowing employees covered by disability...
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