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My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history bill on the Senate floor for a vote. The bill was rejected on a 19-0 symbolic vote and then sent back to the Rules Committee for a quiet burial. OK, so maybe the personal income tax is a tough sell. How about tinkering with the PFD as a potential...
Egan to caucus with minority

...River (Co-Chair); Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel; Donny Olson, D-Golovin? Education Committee: Gardner? Rules Committee: Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla (Chair); Gardner? Transportation Committee: Dennis Egan, D-Juneau? Health...
State | Local
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize serve as president, replacing Sen. Charlie Huggins, of Wasilla, who will be the new chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. North Pole Sen. John Coghill will remain as majority leader.Sen. Pete Kelly, of Fairbanks, will remain a co-chair...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Co-Chair); Les Gara, D-Anchorage; David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks; Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks? Rules Committee: Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Resources Committee: Ben Nageak, D-Barrow (Co-Chair); Dave Talerico...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...Charlie Huggins of Wasilla will move to chair the Rules Committee, with Sen. John Coghill of Fairbanks remaining as...Anchorage Rep. Craig Johnson will continue as House Rules Committee Chairman, while Charisse Millett, also of Anchorage...
Legislature passes bill honoring Native languages

...recognizing these languages would do a lot to help heal those wounds."The sit-in began outside the office of Senate Rules Committee chair Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage. After an aide for McGuire assured the crowd - which had more than 100...
State | AK legislature
Education a sticking point as session ends

...reach final agreement.Also Sunday, a group of Alaska Natives gathered for a sit-in outside the office of Senate Rules Committee chair Lesil McGuire, calling for Senate passage of a bill that would symbolically make Alaska Native languages official...
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...people feel it's important, then we should vote on the issue."Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage and the Senate Rules Committee chairwoman, said the fate of the bill will not be decided by the Republican leadership privately."The issue of...
State | AK legislature
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment SB124, a bill to extend the sunset date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, during a House Rules Committee hearing Thursday. Chenault said he would have preferred to find another bill or to attach the amendment to SB138...
State | AK legislature
Resolution honoring Pledge of Allegiance moves

...February anniversary date and so adjusted his resolution to honor the first reading of the current pledge.Coghill says 39 states have passed similar resolutions honoring the February date.The resolution moves to the Senate Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature


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