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Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...increase, but $10.10 would be "a pretty significant jump" for Louisiana, which has no minimum of its own.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she worries about the size of the $10.10 proposal. She said she was working with other Republicans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
State | AK legislature
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...the military three years ago."All Americans deserve a fair opportunity to pursue the American dream," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of the bill.Proponents cast the effort as Congress following the lead of business and...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
Sen. Murkowski and her 'Senate Sisters' come through

...ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine)". Frustrated with the lack of progress, on Sen. Collins on Oct. 6 released a three-point plan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-20/sen-murkowski-and-her-senate-sisters-
Opinion
The beginning of the end

...from where I was sitting."So when her legislative director told her to tune in to the senate floor because Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was onto something, she did so immediately."She basically said enough, let's stop the blame game...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/beginning-end
State | Local
GovTrack releases report cards on Congress

...second in the Senate for joining the most bipartisan bills and for being the most progressive among Republicans; Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, came in first for both of those categories. Murkowski also ranked second in the Senate for getting bills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-26/govtrack-releases-report-cards-congress
State | AK legislature
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...together," said five-term Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the head of the Senate Appropriations Committee.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the senators were united by the need for serious reforms. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-20/senate-women-unite-fighting-sex
Vets jobs bill bogs down in Senate

...objection to the bill: Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Dean Heller of Nevada, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Maine's Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Brown and Heller are also in tough re-election contests.Heller said he was proud to support...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-20/vets-jobs-bill-bogs-down-senate
State
Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

...S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Her efforts to satisfy Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte and Susan Collins in unusual, private sessions on Capitol Hill fell short. The Republicans emerged from the meetings still expressing...

http://juneauempire.com/ben-feller/2012-12-14/embattled-rice-bows-out-running-ke
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

...data, estimated the cost at $811 billion, noting that some funds are still being spent on ongoing projects.Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate committee that oversees U.S. funding, said the Bush administration should have agreed...

http://juneauempire.com/lara-jakes/2013-03-06/too-much-money-spent-iraq-too-few-
State's two senators vote against creating ethics office

...sent the wrong message if it had created the Office of Public Integrity. The office was proposed by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and would have handled investigations of alleged ethics violations. The Senate killed the proposal 67-30...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033006/sta_20060330019.shtml
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