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'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case a window for states to act, but it would ultimately leave the problem for the next president and Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is a co-sponsor.Johnson's bill would repeal the requirements for individuals...
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First special session concludes

...much as I enjoy being in my home town... this session violates the Alaska Constitution," Wielechowski said.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he agreed with Wielechowski, which is why the governor's special session...
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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged."The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to end the bulk collection and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will act on the issue before beginning a Memorial Day recess...
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Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...pass items on the call.Minority Democrats, grumbling about a lack of progress, plan their own hearings. But Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said that's not negotiating. One reason the Senate has held off on budget hearings...
NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...collection of the records, but Senate leaders are backing a competing measure that would maintain the status quo.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr took to the Senate floor Thursday with forceful...
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Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...last week voted for a recess in floor sessions until then.But House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, questioned bringing the full Legislature back to Juneau to gavel in if there is...
Senate puts trade bill back on track

...not agree in advance to allow votes on the currency manipulation and other related measures at the same time.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., disputed charges that he had reneged on an earlier agreement, and he noted pointedly...
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Senate plans technical session Tuesday

...House and Senate Finance committees have held budget hearings and behind-the-scenes talks have occurred.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, in an interview, cited concerns with the cost of bringing everyone back to Juneau to gavel in...
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...LeDoux said her preference is to remove marijuana from that list, but some committee members want it on there.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said lawmakers will also work over the interim on a bill addressing how municipalities...
After budget, legislators' work might not be done

...discussed for this fall to take up issues related to a major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said Monday that he thinks Walker could get "another handful of people supporting...


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