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Chenault Responds to Democrat Mischaracterization of Legislative Council’s Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit

September 28, 2015 3:48PM

Alaska Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, released the following statement today responding to the Alaska House Democratic Minority Caucus’ mischaracterization of the Legislature’s lawsuit against Governor Bill Walker. “The minority caucus says they’re disappointed that we didn’t vote to halt the lawsuit? I’m disappointed in their reasoning. Don’t…

Chenault, Nageak Comment on Shell Drilling News

Alaska Speaker of the House Mike Chenault and North Slope Representative Ben Nageak today released the following statement regarding Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s decision to cease drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters in the Chukchi Sea. Speaker Chenault, R-Nikiski “This is a punch in the gut. Shell’s decision, based on their…

House Leaders Surprised by Governor’s Special Session Agenda

September 24, 2015 5:14PM

Governor’s proclamation concerns legislators Leadership of the Alaska House Majority Caucus responded today to Governor Bill Walker’s resurrection of a failed plan to put in place a natural gas reserves tax on Alaska-approved leases. The governor included the failed Democrat-led voter initiative in his Special Session Proclamation this afternoon. “We…

Talerico Helps Proclaim POW/MIA Recognition Day at Eielson Air Force Base

September 18, 2015 3:18PM

Representative Dave Talerico, R-Healy, released the following statement in conjunction with today’s POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at Eielson Air Force Base. Rep. Talerico presented the governor’s proclamation during the event. “We acknowledge the sacrifice of the families of POW/MIA’s and with deep gratitude and sincerest thanks to those who have…

Alaska Drone Ban in Effect Next Week Too Says Hughes

August 26, 2015 12:50PM

FAA airspace restrictions due to President’s visit extend to recreational users With the upcoming aviation restrictions related to President Obama’s visit to Alaska, Rep. Shelley Hughes wants the thousands of Alaskans who are recreational drone owners to know that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are not permitted in general to…

House Finance Members Support Lawsuit Asserting Constitutional Authority

August 18, 2015 1:55PM

Gattis, Saddler, Pruitt, Wilson Question Constitutionality of Governor’s Action Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – Representatives Lynn Gattis, Dan Saddler, Lance Pruitt and Tammie Wilson today voiced strong support for their House Leadership and the actions taken by the Legislative Council to pursue a legal challenge defending the Legislature’s…

Alaska Legislature Takes Governor to Court Over Unconstitutional Action

Legislators believe Governor Walker’s action violates the Alaska Constitution ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Legislative Council voted today to file an injunction against Governor Bill Walker over his unilateral decision to expand Medicaid, a key element of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, without legislative consent. The suit will seek to enjoin…

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