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Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

...with the struggles of everyday American families," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.Rep. John Kline, the Republican chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, similarly blamed Democrats."Right now, millions of students...
Anti-tax conservatives say no to tax-increase deal

...longer-term solution.That's becoming the favored path by some Republicans leery of going over the cliff.Mississippi Republican Chairman Joe Nosef shares his Southern colleagues' disdain for tax increases. But he stopped short of taking an absolute...
Ulmer unveils 'Republicans for Ulmer' group

...which party is best," Thomas said. "It's about what candidate is best for the people of Alaska." State Republican Chairman Randy Ruedrich said he does not expect a lot of defections from the party ranks. And once the Republican primary...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ballot listed all other candidates and was available to all voters, including registered Republicans. Even so, Republican Chairman Randy Ruedrich of Anchorage said the party leadership is committed to having its own primary and has "zero interest...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska's North Slope. Alaska's congressional delegation opposed the bill. U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Alaskans are ``entitled to the development of our...
Never question your ballot again

...that reaches a distant shore. Sound off on the important issues at In 1968, I was in the Alaska Legislature and Republican chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee. We were working on a revision of the Alaska election code. The lieutenant...
Coast Guard searches for Weyhrauch

...Auke Bay on Sunday evening, provoking a U.S. Coast Guard search that continued through the night. The former Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and member of the House Finance Committee was last seen at about 5 p.m...
Alaska editorial: Legislators should scrutinize Palin's pipeline proposal

...this reluctance comes from recent comments made by a couple of legislators. Rep. Ralph Samuels, the Anchorage Republican chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, didn't see much need for consultants since, in his view, all...
ASEA will try to block habitat permitting shift

...what we had to say." Senate President Gene Therriault, a Fairbanks Republican, and Bruce Weyhrauch, a Juneau Republican, chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, have agreed to hold oversight hearings on the plan, Rosier said. "We're...
Legislative leaders meet with governor on budget; Senate wants agreement on size, projects

...finished in less than a week if the Senate can come to terms with Parnell and the House. But Rep. Bill Thomas, the Republican chairman of the conference committee, said it could run into next week, at least, depending on when the House gets the...


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