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Looking back on the session

At the close of the 24th Alaska Legislature's special session, the Juneau Empire asked the Juneau delegation to reflect on the year's achievements and difficulties...
Effect of 90-day sessions may hit staff paychecks

...state employee will have to work each year to qualify for a step upward in the state pay schedule. Did you know? 24th Alaska Legislature special session costs: First 15 days $381,000 Second 30 days $801,000 Third 30 days $777,000 Fourth...
Legislators start session

...lawmakers and staff rushed to orientation meetings and receptions in preparation for today's kickoff of the 24th Alaska Legislature. Eight freshman lawmakers will be sworn in at 11 a.m. today with the rest of the 40-member House of Representatives...
Lawmakers eye gas line, weigh surplus to spend the state's projected oil surplus was on the minds of lawmakers Monday for the first day of the 24th Alaska Legislature. But without the immediate threat of a fiscal gap this year, talk of a long-range plan to prevent future budget...
Legislation on hold until 2006

...bill but would move it out for more discussion. The Democratic minority characterized the first session of the 24th Alaska Legislature not as a traditional square-off between Democrats and Republicans, but rather a session in which members of...
Photo: Kid lobbyists

...Ian Lear, 5, left, and Clem Taylor-Roth, 4. The children were handing out the fruit to welcome back the 24th Alaska Legislature and staff for Alaska Kids Count! The fruit plates had a message that said, "Orange 'ya glad there are children...


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