The debt ceiling plan unveiled by Republicans on Monday was pulled on Tuesday morning because of lack of votes to pass the bill, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today.
ANCHORAGE: After Gov. Parnell oversaw a transition from record surpluses to record deficits, the state Senate voted unanimously today to deny the Governorâ€™s pay raise.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) presented a constitutional amendment to enshrine the Permanent Fund Dividend program in the Alaska Constitution to the House State Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ Senator Lisa Murkowski held two meetings with Arctic officials in her ongoing effort to build relationships and consensus within the region, with the United States scheduled to begin the 2-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council next year.
A bombshell went off in New Jersey today when it was revealed in a letter from David Wildstein's attorney Alan Zegas that New Jersey's governor Chris Christie knew of the controversial closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge last fall.
ANCHORAGE: Planned Parenthood announced it is suing to block unprecedented, intrusive regulations that would require women to report personal medical conditions to the government. Unilaterally instated by the Parnell Administration earlier this month, despite being rejected by the legislature last year, the regulations would place further restrictions on abortion procedures deemed medically necessary.
JUNEAU â€“ Monday, Representative Andy Josephson assumed prime sponsorship of former representative Beth Kerttulaâ€™s House legislation to ban discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
WASHINGTON, DC â€“ Alaska and Hawaiiâ€™s Congressional delegations Monday introduced legislation that would exempt residents of the two states â€“and communities that rely on essential air service as subsidized by the U.S. Department of Transportation â€“ from the increase in air travel fees included in Decemberâ€™s budget deal.
House Speaker John Boehner made his first appearance ever on the NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, where they discussed politics, Boehner's vices and the speaker's tan. His appearance on the show was upbeat, and at times humorous.