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NEWS: Alaska Democratic Senators Sharply Critical of Committee Referrals 

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2013 Alaska Democratic Senators Sharply Critical of Committee Referrals           JUNEAU – Today Senate President Charlie Huggins removed the Education committee referral from SJR 9, a resolution “proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for education.” Senate Democratic legislators rose to object, concerned a resolution with education in its […]

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NEWS: In Governor’s Absence, Wielechowski to Hold One-Man Debate on Oil Taxes

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2013 In Governor’s Absence, Wielechowski to Hold One-Man Debate on Oil Taxes          JUNEAU – Senator Bill Wielechowski (D – Anchorage) announced today that he will proceed with a one-man debate on oil taxes, since Governor Parnell has so far refused his invitation to present their differing views in a live public forum.          During the solo […]

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NEWS: Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, and French Offer Amendments to Protect Alaskan Waters

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2013 Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, and French Offer Amendments to Protect Alaskan Waters          JUNEAU – Senate Democratic legislators introduced four amendments on the Senate floor today that would respect and protect the intent and will of a 2006 voter initiative which placed increased regulation on the cruise ship industry in order to protect the Alaskan environment […]

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NEWS: Committee Passes Legislation to Give Veterans Occupational and Academic Credit for Military Training

For Immediate Release: February 12th, 2013 Committee Passes Legislation to Give Veterans Occupational and Academic Credit for Military Training Senate Bill 4 cuts red tape for veterans transitioning back into the civilian workforce          JUNEAU–This morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 4 out of committee. Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), helps eliminate the red […]

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