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Legislators question school standards decision

...other states are South Carolina and Texas. "You don't have any voice if you don't participate," said state Senate Majority Leader Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage. Ellis said Alaskans complain that people elsewhere don't understand some of...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot

...time and at what interest rates haven't been determined yet, say state Department of Revenue officials.State Senate majority leader Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said he's heard some talk radio rumbles that it's not a good idea to go...
No rush to allow same-sex marriage in Alaska

...prior Legislature."This is going to happen, it's just, hopefully, a matter of when," Kerttula said.State Senate Majority Leader John Coghill said he doesn't think the Legislature will take up the issue in the foreseeable future unless...
Leman wins close fight in lt. gov. race

...for his party's nomination for lieutenant governor. With nearly 90 percent of votes counted, Leman, the state Senate majority leader, had 29 percent of the lieutenant governor's vote. He held a lead of about 1,400 votes over Wasilla Mayor...
Murkowski releases list of possible successors

...Commission. Ben Stevens, state senator and son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Ben Stevens recently was named state Senate majority leader. Lisa Murkowski, state representative and daughter of Sen. Murkowski, who recently was named state House...
Refuge proposal complicates debate over Pebble mine

...western Alaska. Sound off on the important issues at The Jay Hammond State Game Refuge proposal, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, covers a swath of 5 million to 7 million acres in the Bristol Bay headwaters...
Palin, other state leaders at odds over stimulus funds

...stimulus money, and Alaska may not get its fair share. With the recession starting to be felt around the state, Senate Majority Leader Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, said local officials were wondering whether enough money would be coming to...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Taylor tries for a long shot 8/14/98

...some races, but ``that endorsement is separate from the grade we assign to candidates.'' Taylor, the state Senate Majority Leader, was commended by the NRA for his consistent pro-gun voting record. Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Trio takes on Knowles, each other 8/16/98

...recently conducted poll, with the rest undecided. Lindauer led the Republicans with 16 percent, followed by state Senate Majority Leader Robin Taylor of Wrangell at 10 percent and Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross at 6 percent. The Republican...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: GOP hopefuls agree they're better 8/20/98

...and the probable right to face Democratic incumbent Tony Knowles. Taylor, a Wrangell attorney who is the state Senate majority leader, trailed Lindauer in recently conducted polls. But Taylor said he is the only GOP candidate who can beat...


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