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Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-19/court-balks-last-minute-voting-change
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-01/my-turn-republican-majority-didnt-do-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/tentative-education-deal-overshadowed-k
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/alaska-ad-proudly-ties-begich-obamacare
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-14/more-3300-alaskans-sign-insurance
State
Court hears discrimination case over denied wedding cake

...which passed earlier this year, does not provide religious protections for businesses despite the urging of Republican lawmakers. Democrats argued that such a provision would give businesses cover to discriminate.A case similar to Colorado's...

http://juneauempire.com/ivan-moreno/2013-12-05/court-hears-discrimination-case-o
GovTrack releases report cards on Congress

...Blumenthal, D-CT, came in second at 248. Of the bills that Begich cosponsored, 27 percent were introduced by Republican lawmakers. About a quarter of the 54 bills and resolutions where Begich was the primary sponsor had both Democrat and Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-26/govtrack-releases-report-cards-congress
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmaker's son sentenced in drug case

...he's in a box."Lynn Gattis also spoke, telling Scott's mother they both have lost so much as mothers.The Republican lawmaker said her son has much to offer, given proper treatment. In issuing the sentence, Beistline said he was recommending...

http://juneauempire.com/rachel-doro/2013-12-06/alaska-lawmakers-son-sentenced-dr
Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

...An Obama adviser said Obama would urge House Republicans to pass a spending bill free of other demands.Some Republican lawmakers appear ready to take that step. Republican Rep. Peter King of New York accused tea party-backed lawmakers of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/obama-lawmakers-hold-meeting-shutdown
State
Anti-shutdown bill passes Senate; big fight still looms

...near-22-hour speech that charmed the tea party wing of the GOP, irritated the leadership and was meant to propel fellow Republican lawmakers into an all-out struggle to extinguish the law.Defying one's own party leaders is survivable, he declared...

http://juneauempire.com/david-espo/2013-09-26/anti-shutdown-bill-passes-senate-b

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