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Egan introduces bill to name SLAM after Native historian

...introduce the same bill on the House side. Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, said Kashevaroff was chosen as the namesake of the...the State Affairs committee, chaired by Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak.The SLAM building is scheduled to be completed in...
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...bill from the governor that would expand Medicaid, rather than it appearing as an operating budget item.Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, is a member of House Finance. She voted for the budget without allocations for Medicaid expansion, but said she is...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, recommended a $9.5 million cut to the...members of the subcommittee are Reps. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage...
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My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

If House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, has his way, the Tongass National Forest and another 150 million acres of federally owned land will soon become state...
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 27

1955 - Boston's 62-57 victory over Milwaukee in Providence, R.I., sets records for fewest points by one team and both teams since the introduction of the 24-second clock.1959 - The...
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...Bob Herron, D-Bethel, would add e-cigarettes to the state's antismoking laws. SB1, proposed by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, would prohibit smoking in public places, restaurants and bars across the state. SB1 would effectively spread the...
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Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...the operating budget. Whatever passes the House would have to be considered by the Senate.Subcommittee chair Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, said Alaska's budget situation requires tough decisions. The state is facing projected multibillion-dollar deficits...
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After Funny River, fire academy faces axe

...rural Alaska and it's a great way for people to make a living," Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, said.Senate finance committee chairman Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said he is also concerned about rural jobs. The committee will look to...
State | AK legislature
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...about $920,000 in total funds from the current year during a brief meeting Thursday morning.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, called it a first step in the process. While the cut may not seem like much now, negotiations are under way dealing...
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