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Ellis wants debate

JUNEAU (AP) — The new Senate minority leader says his caucus wants to be part of the oil tax debate.

In a floor speech Tuesday, Sen. Johnny Ellis asked the majority to take the minority up on its ideas on how to increase oil production. He said his colleagues can expect a civil tone and "principled positions" from his caucus.

Ellis and members of his caucus had been part of a bipartisan majority that had ruled the Senate the past several years. The GOP seized control of the chamber after last fall’s elections.

Ellis was chosen to lead the five-member Democratic minority this session. Sen. Hollis French is expected to take over the role next year. Ellis said his caucus wants to partner with oil companies but wants a good deal for Alaska.