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End of session official, legislative attorney says

...on April 30, the House accepted the Senate's sine die adjournment, ending the Third Special Session of the 27th Alaska Legislature," Gardner wrote in an advice letter to Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak.Monday afternoon, the few...
Using Sierra Club playbook, state's business community holds elected leaders accountable

...those grades to educate their members.This past week, the ABRC released grades on the individual members of the 27th Alaska Legislature, the Governor, the group grades for the Senate Majority and Minority, and the House Majority and Minority...
AG Burns speaks before Judiciary committees

Attorney General-designee John Burns spoke to the 27th Alaska Legislature on Monday, addressing the Senate and House Judiciary committees in a two-hour joint hearing concerning the mission of the Alaska...
Dems push back on oil tax cut proposals

Democratic legislators told the press just before the start of the 27th Alaska Legislature they'll oppose calls by Gov. Sean Parnell and others to lower the state's oil tax rates. Alaska's oil reserves will not...
Cell phone ban rejected by House committee

...second-term Republican legislator the distinction of having sponsored one of the rare bills to have actually died in the 27th Alaska Legislature. "The chairman didn't like the bill, that was obvious," said Munoz after the hearing. At the Capitol...
From the Sidelines: The Game dreams?"? The assorted mismatched ties and suits, cigarette smoking, bring my five cars into Juneau, 27th Alaska Legislature Second Session bombastic pompous' talk the talk of The Game.Senate snorer 1: "We will have chips and salsa...
McRae makes progress in Va. rehab hospital

...and silent auction fundraiser. She estimates about 500 people showed up for the event.At the ceremony, the 27th Alaska Legislature Joint Veterans' Caucus presented the family with an Alaskan flag, the same flag that flew over the State Office...
Senate passes Egan's real estate measure

...and title plants, where property titles are stored. The bill, one of just a few dozen to pass so far in the 27th Alaska Legislature, was approved 18-2 Wednesday, with just a few concerns among some senators. It was sponsored by the Senate...
New session, same issues, confront legislators

Just hours after the 27th Alaska Legislature adjourned in the early morning hours amidst acrimony and stalemate on key issues, top legislators were back in the Capitol again...
The good, the bad, the ugly and the absurd of the 27th Alaska Legislature

Despite the dominance of oil tax politics, the legislature did manage to pass some good bills and kill some ugly pieces of legislation. In between, they did "the bad" by not going far enough in funding K-12 education. But first the good.


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