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Special session looms on Legislature's last day

State lawmakers were set Tuesday night to close the 23rd Alaska Legislature with a budget increasing K-12 education funding by a historic $82 million, but the absence of a long-term fiscal plan could...
Lawmakers shuffle funds for dividends

...and Democratic lawmakers offered different assessments Thursday on the results achieved in the first year of the 23rd Alaska Legislature. The GOP majorities proclaimed success while Democrats warned the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was jeopardized...
Photo: Gastineau Human Services director honored

...director of Gastineau Human Services, works in his office Tuesday. Pease was honored by Rep. Beth Kerttula and the 23rd Alaska Legislature on Monday for his achievements during his many years as director of the agency, which runs a halfway-house...
23rd Legislature adjourns

BREAKING NEWS - State lawmakers closed the 23rd Alaska Legislature Tuesday night with a budget increasing K-12 education funding by a historic $82 million, but the absence of a long-term fiscal...
Bills that didn't pass may be back

Lawmakers in the 23rd Alaska Legislature passed 414 bills and resolutions this session, more than a third of the 1,132 introduced since January 2003. They closed the...
No safety with the Legislature in session

...Gideon Tucker was strikingly correct in his famous 1866 aphorism, but no more than what almost happened during the 23rd Alaska Legislature, which ended May 11. Numerous taxes were proposed by both legislators and the governor. The individual Alaskan...

When the 23rd Alaska Legislature begins its work this January it will be much changed from the body which preceded it. Juneau has a wonderful opportunity to elect...
Dems, GOP cutting deals early this year

...table with Democrats early this session as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday for the second year of the 23rd Alaska Legislature. In a controversial move last year, Republicans were allowed to tap into the state savings account, the Constitutional...
Time out from partisanship

...characteristic of our democracy is often obscured. Our elections are spirited and hard-fought. And when the 23rd Alaska Legislature convenes this week, we are likely to witness and sometimes even participate in heated, often partisan debate...
Hospitality appreciated

The House of Representatives of the 23rd Alaska Legislature thanks the city of Juneau for its hospitality and offers special thanks to all of the many volunteers from the Alaska Committee...


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