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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...payroll. UC said it also expects contractors will pass some of the cost of higher wages onto the university.The Republican leader of the California Assembly criticized the university's plan to extend the higher wage to outside contractors...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
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Sources: NJ Gov. Chris Christie entering 2016 race

...announce that Tuesday at his old high school, several people familiar with his plans told The Associated Press.The Republican leader of a Democratic stronghold has been laying the groundwork for a White House run for months. In 2012, he decided...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/sources-nj-gov-chris-christie-enterin
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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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Miller says Murkowski will lose seniority if she wins write-in

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be stripped of her seniority and key committee assignments if she runs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091710/loc_708915027.shtml
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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
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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
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Senate Democrats placate dispirited core with change

...Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who faces a Republican challenger in his re-election bid next year.The Senate Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the solution to the rules change is an election."It's at the ballot...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-22/senate-democrats-placate-dispir
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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
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Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...the same way Democrats have done now. A bipartisan truce halted that effort, but it didn't last long.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky now says Obama and other Democrats will regret destroying a time-honored protection...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2013-11-29/analysis-dems-reach-breakin
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...McClintock. Sen. McClintock ran for Governor in the historic California recall election in October. A well-respected Republican leader known for his unyielding honesty and independence, McClintock received more than one million votes in the recall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020404/nei_digest.shtml
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