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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...
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.
90-day session should be longer

As any one who has been up to the Capitol in recent weeks knows, the first session of the 27th Alaska Legislature is underway, off and running at break-neck speed. The building that is home to our governor and Legislature is bustling with...
Egan, recovering from surgery, readies for session

...senator these days is back into the governing mode, taking on a challenging slate of committee assignments when the 27th Alaska Legislature convenes Tuesday. "I feel great - it's like night and day," Egan said. Egan spoke with the Empire Friday...
Legislature proved more productive than a first glance might indicate

As the first special session of the 27th Alaska Legislature winds down, it is timely to look at things that were accomplished, how these tasks were done, what didn't get done, and what...


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