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Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...Democrats see in him a partner. Walker's shakeup of the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. riled some Republican lawmakers. But GOP legislative leaders say they're willing to work with Walker's administration.Lawmakers will have...
Local lawmakers react to State of the State

...Of course, we've heard that from many governors now," Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said.Republican lawmakers at the press conference said Walker's address, which included a promise to expand Medicaid, sounded more like...
Sealaska nears final land claim

...announcement touted bicameral and bipartisan support for the Sealaska bill, which has been met with pushback by Republican lawmakers who wanted to protect public lands. Conservation groups have also spoken out against handing over the land, in...
Juneau delegation outlines priorities

...Another priority for Egan is advancing the long-awaited Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project, he said. Some Republican lawmakers have spoken out against Walker's decision this week to remove three members of a state board that partially manages...
Local | AK legislature
Republican party lying to seniors

...impact the Affordable Care Act has had on them. I suggest that seniors take a look at the track record of prominent Republican lawmakers and their positions on Medicare and Social Security, particularly those of Paul Ryan.Oh, and by the way, who...
Court balks at last-minute voting changes 1982. That case from Georgia involved an at-large election system that had been in existence since 1911.Republican lawmakers in Texas and elsewhere say voter ID laws are needed to reduce voter fraud. Democrats contend that such cases are...
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Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...contested Senate race.Begich joined all other Senate Democrats in voting for the measure in 2010, when not a single Republican lawmaker did so.He and Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana - another Democrat being pounded on health care in a state Obama...
Tentative education deal overshadowed by Knik Arm Bridge

...concurrence vote until Wednesday, day 93 of what was scheduled to be a 90-day session, when two Anchorage-area Republican lawmakers were absent, Reps. Lora Reinbold of Eagle River and Bob Lynn of Anchorage. The vote was 20-18; 21 votes were...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Republican majority didn't do enough for state schools

This was supposed to be the "education session" for the state Legislature, but it looks like some Republican lawmakers didn't get the memo. Instead of restoring lost education funding, the legislature adjourned after locking in...
More than 3,300 Alaskans sign up for insurance

...supported by the idea that healthy young Americans will purchase a bad product not suited for their needs." The Republican lawmaker said the latest numbers "show us America wasn't fooled by this Administration's smoke and mirrors...


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