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House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...two years. Initiatives passed by voters cannot be repealed by lawmakers within two years of their effective dates.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, told reporters earlier this week he thought lawmakers' motives had been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...but it does not include language that would allow for expanded family planning services. The bill's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, supported having the language removed in the House Finance Committee, calling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-begins-debate-abortion-funding-bi
State | AK legislature
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

...ploy. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, previously told the Empire that the bill will pass the House. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, said there is "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/alaska-house-moves-closer-killing-minim
State | AK legislature
Education funding fix passes House, moves to Senate

...little appetite for taking risks on multibillion-dollar decisions."We're all digesting that (report)," Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, told reporters Tuesday. "We're trying to figure out a better way to do it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/education-funding-fix-passes-house-move
State | AK legislature
SB176 provides protection

...rights, contrary to Alaska precedent. Emotional arguments, fantasy scenarios and scare tactics should not satisfy the public seeking answers from the university. ? Sen. John Coghill represents District A and is Senate Majority Leader.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-26/sb176-provides-protection
Opinion
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...they receive sufficient support to advance.Dunleavy said he was confident the measure would reach the floor again. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, a co-sponsor of the measure, was more cautious. While Coghill, R-North Pole, supports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-13/charter-school-amendment-pulled-senate-
State | AK legislature
Senate Democrats aim fire at rich, obscure brothers

...advance their agenda of low taxes and less regulation. And they're using unusually harsh language in the Senate.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Koch-financed ads against Democrats and the health care law contain lies "made up from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/senate-democrats-aim-ire-rich-obscure-b
State
Photo: Press time

Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, right, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, answer a flood of reporters questions after their Senate Majority Caucus press availability at the Capitol on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-05/photo-press-time
Local
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...passed a sweeping crime bill Friday hoping to stem Alaska's rising inmate population.The measure's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill of Fairbanks, said the bill was a bi-partisan effort.Alaska has one of the highest incarceration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/alaska-senate-passes-sweeping-crime-bil
State | AK legislature
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...Incarceration.Those words for Alaska may mean something radically different if a sweeping crime bill, shepherded by Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, passes the Legislature.Coghill, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/crime-bill-tries-slow-alaska-incarcerat
State | AK legislature

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