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Veterans services must keep evolving

...it's up to the House of Representatives now to back the tax credits and job training package that garnered a 95-0 Senate vote this week.But this package is just a start. Many veterans of the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and World War II remain...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-11-11/veterans-services-must-keep-evolving
Opinion
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...week when party leaders concluded that what they called GOP obstruction had made a mockery of American democracy.The Senate vote Thursday to curb some filibuster powers, after years of hesitation, will go down as a singular moment. Historians...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2013-11-29/analysis-dems-reach-breakin
Budget headed for Senate vote

The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to forward its version of the state operating budget for next fiscal year for consideration by the Alaska Senate after briefly meeting to approve amendments adding to the legislation.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-26/budget-headed-senate-vote
State
Legislature passes oil tax overhaul

...session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead to more production.The 12-8 Senate vote came in spite of fears that the impacts of SB21 aren't well understood and will devastate Alaska's budget."It...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-15/legislature-passes-oil-tax-overhaul
State
Senate deal forged in flurry of negotiations

...between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary flurry of secret offers, a pre-dawn Senate vote on New Year's Day and the legislative muscling that defines Washington on deadline.Yet the fate of the final agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-02/senate-deal-forged-flurry-negotiations
State
Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

...Congress' role in setting students' borrowing rates.The Senate vote was 51-49, nine votes short of the 60 votes needed...one-year extension, however, meaning Wednesday's Senate vote might not have fared well with them.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/senate-fails-keep-student-loan-rates-lo
State
Mixed-use construction bill nears final vote

...Committees. Senate Finance Committee members moved the bill out of committee for the final time Friday. It passed Senate vote Saturday and only awaits the Governor's approval.Current Alaska statute prevents the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-14/mixed-use-construction-bill-nears-final
State
Alaska senators support anti-discrimination bill

...and the military would be exempt. The measure's chances in the House are considered iffy.In the lead-up to the Senate vote, the president of the conservative Alaska Family Action, Jim Minnery, sent email blasts urging people to contact...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-08/alaska-senators-support-anti-discrimination-b
Sen. Wielechowski plans bill aimed at service member PFDs

...Rep. Eric Feige of Chickaloon. Feige's bill advanced and passed the state House last year but never made it to a Senate vote. It got caught up in the last-minute shuffle in the waning hours of the regular session.Ross' father, attorney...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-03/sen-wielechowski-plans-bill-aimed-servi
State
Public input builds on wastewaster legislation

Two bills that change the water quality criteria used to measure cruise ship wastewater could see a Senate vote as early as next week.The House's wastewater bill shot straight through the Senate's committee gauntlet and landed next to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-08/public-input-builds-wastewaster-legisla
State

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