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Alaska Public
In stalemated Legislature, ‘Musk Ox’ may hold the keyby some Republicans. How well that coalition hangs together may decide how thi
In stalemated Legislature, ‘Musk Ox’ may hold the key
Alaska Public / Posted yesterday
by some Republicans. How well that coalition hangs together may decide how things shake out in Juneau. As House Speaker Mike Chenault will tell you there is just one problem in Juneau, and it’s a math problem. “We’re still here because we... Read more
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Alaska Public
Lawmakers have rather slow, short first day of special sessionsome progress on closing the state’s $4 billion deficit. APRN’s Rachel Waldhol
Lawmakers have rather slow, short first day of special session
Alaska Public / Posted 5 days ago
some progress on closing the state’s $4 billion deficit. APRN’s Rachel Waldholz is in Juneau this week. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage and House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, confer after the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Special session begins — slowlyMonday. “I don’t think we’re that far apart on the operating budget — or we we
Special session begins — slowly
Juneau Empire / Posted 5 days ago
Monday. “I don’t think we’re that far apart on the operating budget — or we weren’t last week,” said Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, who added that he thinks a budget could be wrapped up in a week. Other items on the agenda could... Read more
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Alaska Public
Legislature convenes for special sessionHouse Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, wields the gavel during the first day o
Legislature convenes for special session
Alaska Public / Posted 5 days ago
House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, wields the gavel during the first day of the second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature, Jan. 19, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North.) Alaska lawmakers are back at work Monday after failing to pass... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Legislature adjourns without budget, Walker calls 4th special sessionhow things went with the House Majority and commended the governor for continui
Legislature adjourns without budget, Walker calls 4th special session
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 9 days ago
how things went with the House Majority and commended the governor for continuing to push a comprehensive fiscal plan. “Mike Chenault did a really good job of trying to pull things together in the end,” Tuck said. He was less eager to spread... Read more
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Alaska Public
Numerous bills remain up in the air as legislators prepare for special sessionworkers. Pink-slip notices would go out on June 1st if the Legislature doesn’t
Numerous bills remain up in the air as legislators prepare for special session
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
workers. Pink-slip notices would go out on June 1st if the Legislature doesn’t pass a budget by then.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, wields the gavel during the first day of the second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature,... Read more
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Juneau Empire
BUDGET CRISIS: Legislature quits without finishing workthe deficit: tax increases and spending cuts. “It’s not a real bright day for
BUDGET CRISIS: Legislature quits without finishing work
Juneau Empire / Posted 9 days ago
the deficit: tax increases and spending cuts. “It’s not a real bright day for Alaska right now,” Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said at the close of a press conference early Thursday morning. “I think we were very close to be... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Legislature looking at more OTworking on a deal to be able to fund the budget, so we’re working on different
Legislature looking at more OT
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 10 days ago
working on a deal to be able to fund the budget, so we’re working on different aspects of that,” said Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, about 3:45 p.m. The Republican-led majority in the Senate is large enough and organized enough... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Prospect of special session looms for lawmakersplan passed this year, also could call them into a special session, which some
Prospect of special session looms for lawmakers
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 11 days ago
plan passed this year, also could call them into a special session, which some legislative leaders expect. House Speaker Mike Chenault said he would like to be able to get a budget passed before going into any special session to put state... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Prospect of special session looms for lawmakersplan passed this year, also could call them into a special session, which some
Prospect of special session looms for lawmakers
Juneau Empire / Posted 11 days ago
plan passed this year, also could call them into a special session, which some legislative leaders expect. House Speaker Mike Chenault said he would like to be able to get a budget passed before going into any special session to put state... Read more
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Alaska Public
Trump campaign reveals list of Alaska Republican co-chairs and supportersfor president. On Monday, the Trump campaign’s Alaska branch released a list of
Trump campaign reveals list of Alaska Republican co-chairs and supporters
Alaska Public / Posted 11 days ago
for president. On Monday, the Trump campaign’s Alaska branch released a list of honorary co-chairs. It includes legislators Mike Chenault and Lesil McGuire , as well as former Lieutenant Gov. Loren Leman. Anchorage Baptist Temple pastor Jerry Prevo... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House again mulls cuts to drilling subsidiesbleak if we don’t have investment in the industry that pays the bills for the s
House again mulls cuts to drilling subsidies
Juneau Empire / Posted 15 days ago
bleak if we don’t have investment in the industry that pays the bills for the state of Alaska,” said Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski. The rules committee heard extensive public testimony calling for deeper cuts to the state subsidy... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Prospects diminish for criminal justice overhaulR-Anchorage, withdrew the bill after it stalled in committee. It was offered a
Prospects diminish for criminal justice overhaul
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 22 days ago
R-Anchorage, withdrew the bill after it stalled in committee. It was offered as an amendment to the bill but House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski ruled out of order late Wednesday afternoon. Regardless of whether that’s added, Millett said she... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House spends third day debating crime billsentences on many crimes, allowing more nonviolent offenders to be eligible for
House spends third day debating crime bill
Juneau Empire / Posted 23 days ago
sentences on many crimes, allowing more nonviolent offenders to be eligible for these alternatives. Speaker of the House Mike Chenault ruled two amendments out of order: One would have ensured survivor benefits for the families of peace officers... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesdayhad considered only six of the 36 amendments proposed by lawmakers. Given the
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesday
Juneau Empire / Posted 26 days ago
had considered only six of the 36 amendments proposed by lawmakers. Given the slow pace of progress, Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, called a temporary halt to the proceedings. Leaving the floor, Chenault said it made more sense... Read more
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Alaska Public
Legislature makes slow progress on criminal sentencing overhaulThe legislation draws on recommendations by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commiss
Legislature makes slow progress on criminal sentencing overhaul
Alaska Public / Posted 26 days ago
The legislation draws on recommendations by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. House Speaker Nikiski Republican Mike Chenault says legislators are still trying to understand all of the changes that are being proposed to the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Chenault: Panel plans to hear tax credit billLatest on legislative happenings as Alaska lawmakers continue to meet in extend
Chenault: Panel plans to hear tax credit bill
Brandon Sun / Posted 29 days ago
Latest on legislative happenings as Alaska lawmakers continue to meet in extended session (all times local): House Speaker Mike Chenault says a hearing is planned on a rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker's oil and gas tax credit bill. Chenault says the... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Before move on budget, Legislature moves itselfthrough Sunday. Committee meetings have been scheduled for Monday. Tom Wright,
Before move on budget, Legislature moves itself
Juneau Empire / Posted 30 days ago
through Sunday. Committee meetings have been scheduled for Monday. Tom Wright, chief of staff to Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, called the new space “certainly not plush,” and Chenault added that the austerity of the Bill Ray... Read more

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