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Session continues, budget vote pending

JUNEAU - The extended state legislative session carries on, with a vote pending on a state spending plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/session-continues-budget-vote-pending
State
Juneau School District may have missed deadline for state help on Marie Drake construction

...School District moved quickly on a plan to vote on a $20 million school bond before an...April 21 to request a special election to vote on a school construction bond for the renovation...constitutionally required two-thirds vote," according to state records. The bill...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/juneau-school-district-may-have-missed-
Local
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional...constitutional budget reserve.A three-fourths vote is generally needed in each the House and...budget.Chenault said not having that vote wouldn't stop lawmakers from leaving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...The 26-12 margin was four votes shy of the supermajority needed...requires a three-quarters vote of the combined House and Senate...negotiations to get the needed votes broke down with the Democratic-led...it wanted as a price for its vote to use the budget reserve...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/legislature-finishes-regular-session-sp
Local | AK legislature
Kerry, Iran FM hold nuke talks in NY

...congressional approval of a deal, and not on opponents to gather enough votes for rejection.But even as the legislation moves forward...Coalition over the weekend that his party doesn't command enough votes to override a presidential veto of any resolution disapproving...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/kerry-iran-fm-hold-nuke-talks-ny
Not For Web
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...representatives who have membership in the "majority caucus" will vote in unison for an affirmation, NO EXCEPTIONS. To do otherwise...cuts Rep. Reinbold supported were simply added back in House votes.This was the flashpoint where Lora lost much faith in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/power-punish-and-reward-should-not-be
Opinion
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...its own," but the amendment failed. Sanford provided the no vote, but other assembly members voted in favor of the increased...the poverty line. That particular adjustment was not up for a vote on Monday night, but there was public comment on the subject...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...education for 2017.The budget proposal calls for a constitutional budget reserve vote for this year and next. Under the proposal, if the three-fourths vote fails and the amount available this year doesn't cover costs the amount necessary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...the plan. That passed the House and passed out of the Senate Labor and Commerce committee, but did not get scheduled for a vote in the Senate as the session wound down."The reason we're getting the support is it's really recognized that workforce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
Sullivan, Murkowski vote against Lynch confirmation

...senators have voted against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general.Lynch still won confirmation on a 56-43 vote Thursday.U.S. Dan Sullivan said he applauds Lynch's "impressive" background, including years of work as a federal prosecutor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/sullivan-murkowski-vote-against-lynch-c
State

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