Editorial: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble - let the Legislature meet in Anchorage

...a lack of it.The Democratic-led minority in the Alaska House didn't we have a partial budget.When the minority didn't budge, the majority could have...Permanent Fund. It doesn't need the minority's votes to do that, but the majority...
Legislature OKs break

...the GOP-led majorities in support and minority members against the proposal, which...cover costs, with the Democratic-led minority opposing the budget's cuts to education...contracts, among other things. Support from minority members was needed to reach the required...
My Turn: Controversial ideas needed during tough times and consider possible revenue measures later, as well as preserve a minimal amount of capital projects. The Democratic minority wanted smaller cuts, discussion of tax measures, expansion of Medicaid and cancellation of some existing capital projects...
Unfair shake

...meaningful, non-ideological conversation about this," he said. "Even before the violence in Baltimore, you only had a minority of 18-to-29-year-olds believing the protests would create change."The survey polled over 3,000 millennials across...
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Session continues, budget vote pending

...plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to wait to take up the budget...waiving that rule. Meyer said he wasn't going to fight the minority on that point.Gardner called it a courtesy to Alaskans to...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...reached with the House's Democratic-led minority, support from which is needed for the...opportunities for public education," House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said...but also between the House majority and minority."Right now, we're trying to make...
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...down with the Democratic-led House minority.Those negotiations were a major reason...Basically, in the negotiations with the minority, they wanted too much," Chenault said.He added that the minority had a list of $163 million in projects...
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Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...don't offer their support.The House's Democratic-led minority has opposed cuts to education included in the budget plan as...constitutional budget reserve to cover costs of state government.House minority leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said talks broke down Monday...
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...needed in the House to authorize a draw from savings to cover costs for the upcoming fiscal year. The Democratic-led House minority opposed cuts to education and the budget plan's rejection of negotiated pay increases in labor contracts. They also wanted...
Saudis foil embassy attack, arrest 93

...But he said Saudis have largely ignored the IS group's calls to take up arms against their government and attack the Shiite minority, security forces and foreigners living in the kingdom."We do have a number of people who do respond to such calls and do...
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