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...senators are willing to pay for union contracts, said Sen. Tim Kelly, an Anchorage Republican who heads the Senate's Rules Committee. The committee substitute ``stakes out a position as to how much I believe the majority in the Senate is prepared...
Cowdery will not seek re-election

...That prompted Gov. Sarah Palin and other lawmakers to question whether Cowdery was qualified to continue as the Senate's Rules Committee chairman. A few days later, Cowdery said he would not participate in the November special session to review...
Legislative pay hardly meager, numbers show

...not being able to work all summer," he said. Powerful Sen. John Cowdery, R-Anchorage, chairs both the Senate's Rules Committee and the Legislative Council. He claimed in an Alaska Public Offices Commission filing last year that he made...
Bipartisan coalition to again control Senate, keeps Stevens in charge

...House majority leader and Rules Committee chair, and Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, who last session was the Senate's Rules Committee Chair and then Majority leader. The minority includes staunch abortion opponents, while the coalitions typically...
Legislature takes action a year after Cowdery guilty plea

The Legislature's Select Committee on Legislative Ethics has found probable cause that former Anchorage Sen. John Cowdery violated legislative ethics rules, but the finding comes more than a year after Cowdery pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bribery.


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