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Compromise or 'coercion'?

...percent pay increases, negotiated in 2013 and eliminated by the Senate Finance committee earlier in the session, total $29.7 million...that does away with a three-quarters vote of the House and Senate to access the constitutional budget reserve. Only 32 votes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/compromise-or-coercion
State
Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate, FBI says

...from lapsing along with other parts of the act on June 1.The Senate returns to session Sunday, facing a deadline to reach a last-minute...lacked evidence tying Moussaoui to a foreign power. But a 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee report said FBI agents and lawyers had misunderstood...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/surveillance-tools-jeopardy-amid-patr
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IRS believes identity thieves are from Russia

...was shut down last week.Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the information.The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday. Koskinen and J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/irs-believes-identity-thieves-are-rus
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Empire Editorial: Patriot Act hasn't lived up to its name

...to vote against this reform bill and allow these three sections of the Patriot Act to expire. If the bill is revised in the Senate, we ask Rep. Don Young to vote against it when it returns to the House.If Congress wants to fight a war on terror, it must...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-28/empire-editorial-patriot-act-hasnt-li
Opinion

...operating budget, as well as about $682,000 in associated federal funding. "There's a really fine balance between the Senate and the (House) majority and the minority on trying to get to an agreement and (the amendment) was outside of what those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28
State | Local | AK legislature
Boardroom offers form, function in a workspace

...opportunity for growth in Juneau."There's also a lot of opportunity for growth within the Boardroom. The third floor of the Senate building has been renovated to meet The Boardroom's functional and aesthetic needs, and it will expand into the remaining...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-27/boardroom-offers-form-function-workspac
Local
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

The House and Senate Finance committees both met Friday, but...stance," she said through tears.The Senate Finance Committee announced in a short...Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said the Senate is not part of the problem when it comes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
Does minority want shutdown?

...as large in the next fiscal year. The Senate majority did its job by passing a budget...votes to tap the CBR, then House and Senate Majorities must take matters into their...state government this year. The House and Senate majorities could bypass the CBR vote and...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/does-minority-want-shutdown
Letters
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

...30 "yeas" in the House and 15 in the Senate.The mechanics of the draw are complicated...year, the Republican-led House and Senate majorities would be allowed to tap the...the House minority and majority and the Senate.Last week, six members of the House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/house-offers-bill-perm-fund-draw
State | AK legislature
'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

...the ruling have Republican governors, and 22 of the 24 GOP Senate seats up in 2016 are in those states.Obama's law offers...ultimately leave the problem for the next president and Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is a co-sponsor...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/ugly-potential-fallout-supreme-court-
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