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Republican rep bucks majority, votes 'no' on budget

...felt the group had allowed government to grow wildly and instate too many taxes. They formed the "Conservative Republican Caucus."Reinbold is the chair of the new, conservative "Freedom Caucus," made up of Reps. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla...
State | AK legislature
House education plan saves Juneau $2.1M

...probably come out of this session is some combination of all those things," Kelly said in an email.Some in the House Republican Caucus do not favor a large increase in the BSA, which means the $185 figure could be the largest amount that clears the...
State | Local | AK legislature
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...conference following the vote.After speaking with reporters, Chenault told the Empire that multiple members of the Republican caucus had received financial threats from organized labor over how they planned to vote on the bill.If the Legislature...
State | AK legislature
Senate immigration bill passage lives up to nation's commitment

...Representatives, where Speaker of the House John Boehner has already signaled that he will bow to the wishes of his Republican caucus no matter which way the chamber's majority is leaning. This means that if most GOP members don't support comprehensive...
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Good for the state

...the effort to develop solutions that will work for Alaska.Finally, the addition of Stedman and Stevens to the Republican caucus adds some balance to what had looked like a near-exclusive enclave of Railbelt legislators.A caucus without representation...
Don Young sworn in for 21st term

...through murmuring on the House floor after newly elected Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., broke with fellow members of the Republican caucus by voting for Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., instead of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for Speaker of...
Senate rejects income tax

...Leader Ethan Berkowitz of Anchorage said that in the Legislature there are donkeys, elephants and, in the Senate Republican caucus, ostriches. "They're very good at doing nothing, so they keep on doing nothing," Berkowitz said. Rep. Bill...
Legislator is shunned by her party

...two-thirds vote, he said. "In some ways she is liberated completely from some of the craziness that goes on in the Republican caucus," Berkowitz said. Harris said the Democrats also have a history of tightening their grip on their members. Berkowitz...
Update: House OKs RCA compromise

...machine politics," Knowles predicted. Meanwhile, on funding for the Pioneers' and Veterans' Homes, the House Republican caucus apparently doesn't plan to grant the governor's request for $2.6 million. The money would be used to fill...
Taylor backs off on new commission

...House Republican leaders and GCI immediately objected to the idea. When Taylor emerged from a closed-door Senate Republican caucus, the Telecommunications Commission was removed from the RCA bill. "His caucus obviously rejected the new Telecommunications...


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