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Treadwell slams Begich for the company he keeps; Dems call it hypocrisy

Treadwell slams Begich for the company he keeps; Dems call it hypocrisyThe Senate campaign of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has issued a series of press releases attacking incumbent Mark Begich for allegedly receiving support from Outside politicians working to lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and enact gun control, which both candidates oppose.

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations Committee

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations CommitteeIt’s quiet in the U.S. Capitol these days, but the pressure is on one groups of lawmakers – the appropriators – among them Alaska’s two senators, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich.

Big outside money expected for US Senate race

Big outside money expected for US Senate raceOutside money is expected to pour into the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mark Begich, and the first of it is making a splash across Alaska’s TV sets.

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified Salmon

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified SalmonSen. Mark Begich has asked the head of the agency not to exploit the holiday season to release what’s expected to be an unpopular report.

Democratic Legislators Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Rules

Democratic Legislators Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure RulesWith so much money that will be spent on political ads, some state legislators would like to see stronger federal disclosure laws, so voters know who’s paying for the airtime.

Begich proposing more insurance options for ACA

Begich proposing more insurance options for ACASenator Mark Begich is proposing a change to the Affordable Care Act that would make cheaper insurance options available.

Senate passes anti-discrimination bill

Senate passes anti-discrimination billThe U.S. Senate has passed a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

Begich pushes for extension for Health Care sign up period

Begich pushes for extension for Health Care sign up periodU.S. Senator Mark Begich says he still supports the Affordable Care Act but he recently joined nine other Senate Democrats in asking the Obama administration to extend the sign-up period.

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving CutterFans of the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis have been holding their collective breath all weekend, hoping there might be a way to prevent the scrapping of the ship in Mexico.

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file awayCongress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.