Alaska's fiscal situation offers no easy choices

...difficulty in reaching an agreement on the budget among Gov. Bill Walker, the House and Senate majority caucuses, and the House minority caucus triggered some armchair critics to decry what they saw is a lack of leadership.However, an event that took place...
Tough budget decisions remain

...cost-of-living increases for union workers were among the sticking points as lawmakers grappled with the budget last session. Minority Democrats also held out to reverse or lessen cuts in other areas. Support from House Democrats was needed to access a budget...
Does minority want shutdown?

Members of the Alaska House minority are not working in good faith with...A few vocal legislators in the minority are trying to force a government...risk of being degraded because House minority legislators are refusing to tap the...
Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

The House minority saw a small victory Wednesday afternoon...Wednesday afternoon meeting in Anchorage, minority members of House Finance ran a workers.In addition to the three minority members in House Finance, Reps. Cathy...
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Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

...Republicans who courted their loyalties for decades to win the conservative white votes that relegated Democrats to a permanent minority party across the South.Last week's shootings at a historic African-American church in Charleston were so heinous that...
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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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Sources: NJ Gov. Chris Christie entering 2016 race

...his ability to work with Democrats, making the case that he can expand his party's support by appealing to the female and minority voters Republicans may need in greater numbers to win the White House.Christie's reputation, however, was badly damaged...
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Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...she's the recipient of a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which covers those costs.The Gates scholarship, given to 1,000 minority students from a pool of 54,000 applicants each year, is awarded on the basis of series of eight essays. With Ordaz's...
My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...for the foreseeable future) the House minority has sought increased multi-year government...all options for funding, some say the minority's position, from a financial perspective...government. All eyes are on the House minority and, as some have deemed, their "demand...
House majority, minority reach possible compromise

...The budget bill amendment, which will be brought by House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman and several House minority members, will add back $15 million to the budget, spread across a list of state programs, said Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau...


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