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Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...responding to that assertion. In a statement emailed three minutes after the Republican press conference ended, Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said in part that "elected officials wasting time and money on lawsuits to fight...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
State | AK legislature
Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

...offers the best option to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Levin said in a statement circulated by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is leading the effort to round up Democratic support for the deal in the House...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/kerry-implores-congress-back-iran-nuc
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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...our wives, our sisters, our daughters, our granddaughters" from the GOP's "absurd policies," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "The Republican Party has lost its moral compass."Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/senate-blocks-gop-bill-halt-planned-p
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S. Carolina Senate gives final OK to flag removal

...Democrats will have to support any bill to take down the flag to reach the two-thirds threshold required by law, Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said."It will become the new symbol," Rutherford said of any flag that goes up beside the monument...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/s-carolina-senate-gives-final-ok-flag
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/winners-losers-legislative-session
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-12/union-backed-dems-make-final-push-kil
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$5B budget approved, ending session

...Voting against the budget bill in the House were Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, and Reps. Sam Kito...Reinbold. In the Senate, the "nay" votes were Minority Leader Berta Gardner, Sens. Bill Weielchowski and Johnny...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/5b-budget-approved-ending-session
State
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...per year before taxes.The top earner of the Democrat-led House minority is Aurora Hauke, who works for House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage. She earns $7,122 per month, or about $85,500 per year before taxes.Partisan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/who-are-legislatures-top-earners
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Worst session ever?

...The Republicans pushed back saying we need to honor the tax credit commitments made to these corporations. House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, was quoted in the Alaska Dispatch News as saying: "If they want to honor the tax credits...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-07/my-turn-worst-session-ever
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