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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...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...running and start to tackle the myriad challenges facing the Great Land.The Alaska Senate Majority will have 14 Republican members and a single rural Democrat. Sen. Kevin Meyer of Anchorage will serve as Senate President, a well-deserved...
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...
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...
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...
Begich: Government shutdown 'totally unnecessary'

...said he hoped calmer heads would prevail over the next 24 hours.Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, the Republican members of the state congressional delegation, also expressed concern about the shutdown.Young, who voted with the majority...
Army numbers to shrink, but not at Fort Wainwright

...Air Force Base. The move would cost the local economy an estimated 1,000 military and civilian jobs.The two Republican members of the Alaska congressional delegation, Rep. Don Young and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, said in announcements they appreciate...
Anti-tobacco forces protest lack of spending

...over the next 25 years. The bulk of the tobacco money has been pledged to construction projects. None of the four Republican members of the budget conference committee, including Sen. Dave Donley and Rep. Eldon Mulder of Anchorage, responded...
Hudson: It's time to retire

...moderate and pro-resource development. He said that while he agrees with Hudson on most issues, he also noted that Republican members of the Fiscal Policy Caucus often "came out less than strong" following closed-door meetings with the House...


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