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Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...pipeline fund. That's the fund that Gov. Bill Walker otherwise would use for an alternate gas pipeline project that Republican leaders have tried to restrict. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said there would still be about $30 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...ways."Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he hoped to still reach the three-quarters vote, but not at any cost. Republican leaders have bristled at adding to the budget in the face of multibillion-dollar deficits given the fall in oil prices...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...employees rather than help the government collect taxes."The vote on the bill was 266-160 in favor. However, Republican leaders took up the bill under a procedure that requires a two-thirds majority to pass, and it fell short. The procedure...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/house-uses-tax-day-pass-bills-targeti
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Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...victims that had turned into a litmus test on abortion.Although that issue was not connected to Lynch, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had been holding off her nomination vote until the trafficking issue was resolved.The long delay...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/obama-ag-nominee-confirmation
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Four southcentral legislators form 'freedom caucus'

...budget, Hughes said.State budget forecasters project a $3.5 billion deficit this year as oil prices decline. Republican leaders last week sent Gov. Bill Walker a letter urging immediate cuts.Keller said one of the new group priorities is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-01/four-southcentral-legislators-form-free
State
Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day

...taxes that served as a key part of Palin's agenda while she served as governor.In the interview, Palin said Republican leaders "need more guts" and have confidence in what the party stands for. She cited Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/sarah-palin-hopes-run-office-again-some
State
Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

...close races in red states that define the nation's battle for Senate control.He's not the only one.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, plagued by his own poor approval ratings, has said much the same thing for months in Kentucky...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/analysis-senate-battle-gops-weapon-obam
State
Today in history

...1994, Britain's Labor Party elected Tony Blair its new leader, succeeding the late John Smith. Former Senate Republican leader Hugh Scott died in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 93.In 1999, Navy divers found and recovered the bodies of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
Local
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...assume that Republicans who voted for MAPA were either active conspirators or sleepwalkers. To their credit, two Republican leaders, Sen. Gary Stevens and Sen. Bert Stedman, voted with the minority in opposition to MAPA.Like chief executives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion
Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

...close race in red states that define the nation's battle for Senate control.He's not the only one.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, plagued by his own poor approval ratings, has said much the same thing for months in Kentucky...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/analysis-gop-hopes-obama-key-senate-con
State

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