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Young not in running for Speaker of the House is divided between a libertarian-leaning tea party wing and a more centrist wing. Young is the most senior Republican member of the House, having been appointed to office in 1973 after the disappearance of Nick Begich and repeatedly re-elected...
Medicaid moves forward

...Republican-led House and Senate majority, while the sole "no" vote came from Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau. Several Republican members of the council were absent from the vote or declined to vote, and some of the absent members later said they would...
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season for the administration's efforts to make the biggest forest fires eligible for disaster funding. Two Republican members of the committee, Jeff Flake of Arizona and John Barrasso of Wyoming favor an approach that places more emphasis...
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...recent opinion piece written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean Parnell and Republican members of the House and Senate.Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck said during a presentation of the state...
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch

...with the GOP-led majority in voting against the bill, which she argued did not go far enough with cuts.Other Republican members said they wanted to see more cut, too, but cast it as a first step in a multi-year process to downsize state...
State | AK legislature
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...will replace Meyer as the other co-chair.The GOP picked up an extra seat, giving the party 14. The newest Republican members are state Reps. Mia Costello, of Anchorage, and Bill Stoltze, of Chugiak, who won their respective races Tuesday...
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...and cast himself as an independent voice, unafraid to stand up to Obama. He also has played up his work with Republican members of Alaska's congressional delegation, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who chided him for using her image in...
Why CIA, senators still feuding over 9/11 secrets

...indicated he differs with Feinstein on her accusations against the CIA, but he hasn't elaborated.The committee's Republican members declined to help write the classified report, seeing it as too critical. Yet some Republicans, such as Sen...
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Montana Senator's long dormant forest bill passes committee

...permanent wilderness in exchange for too little logging."That's not a fair trade," she said.She and most other Republican members of the committee voted against the measure. One Republican, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, voiced his support...
Empire Editorial: Don Young - Alaska's wayward delegate

...another gaffe from Alaska's lone delegate to the House of Representatives.As an elected official, as a senior Republican member of the U.S. House, as someone with more than 40 years of experience in Alaska politics, we know he can do better...


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