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Young to press transportation bill during short session

...Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is now the key decision-maker. Reid is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the highway bill. He objected earlier this year when Republican Sen...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

Alaska's congressional delegation is pressing for a rider on a 2001 budget measure to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

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Alaska Digest

News in brief from around the state.

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White House opposes Young transportation plan

WASHINGTON - Two Bush administration Cabinet secretaries have urged the president to veto any transportation funding bill that requires an increase in gas taxes, a direct threat to Alaska Rep. Don Young's six-year spending plan.

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Highway bill bolsters Alaska projects

The House approved a mammoth highway and transit bill Thursday that aims to reduce traffic congestion nationwide and bring jobs to every lawmaker's home district.

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Regulating carbon

...system or, as we'd prefer, a carbon tax that rebates the revenue to taxpayers. But last month, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced a delay in introducing its climate change bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid...

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GOP senators: Start over on roadless forest plan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service should scrap a two-month-old effort to figure out how to protect 50 million acres of federal forests and should begin again, two GOP senators said in a letter released Monday.

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CON: Taxpayers should demand a ban on funding to ACORN

WASHINGTON - If you think Congress stripped all federal funding from ACORN, think again.

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Delegation launches another effort to open ANWR

Alaska's congressional delegation is pressing for a rider on a 2001 budget measure to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

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Polar bears threatened?

...will not be affected, Kempthorne said. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the incoming head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said the polar bear's plight reflects the health of the planet. "Global warming is melting polar...

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