Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue went to trial Monday, with the congregation that worships there...
Regional News
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded...changed.Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the amendment was intended...funding.Committee member Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said Senate Finance is approaching...
Alaska Senate dynamites House budget deal, sends work to conference committee

...accomplished with the House Minority," said Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski and Speaker of the House, in a statement. "We felt...I hope they will accept that offer."Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake and a member of the conference committee, said on...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...budget gap?The answer may be complicated. Some options for increased revenue have already been floated - Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, put forth a proposal for a "head tax" aimed at providing more education funds. Other proposals have included...
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...states have done in the past, and that's what we, Alaskans, are proposing for the future.? U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, sits on the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He also...
Budget deal in Senate's hands

...morning, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, referred the budget bill to...a hearing at 1 p.m. Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the committee...committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, brought the amendment to house...
State | AK legislature
Obama veto vow sparks fishing law fight

...federal fishing laws has divided fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped.U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has proposed a bill to change the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide fishery managers...
State workers to get layoff warning

...night if we have to," he said. "I don't think any of us wants those pink slips to go out tomorrow."Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, quickly responded that the messages state workers will receive...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

...published in the Alaska Dispatch News last week, Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, called Medicaid expansion a red herring and concluded...plan for a healthy Alaska." Writing for Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, Chad Hutchison argued that expansion is too risky...
House agrees on budget

...House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, brought the amendment to house bill 2001...members to vote "yes." All but Reps. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, and Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, voted for the add-back.The body...
State | AK legislature


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