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Alaska House, Senate moving floor sessions to Anchorage

JUNEAU - The Alaska House and Senate are moving their work from Juneau to Anchorage.Floor sessions are scheduled for Anchorage, starting Thursday. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/alaska-house-senate-moving-floor-sessio
State
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...simultaneously slashing education funding and turning away millions from the federal government to expand Medicaid in Alaska."House Majority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, did not return a call for comment on the special session location...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-18/gov-threatens-layoffs-without-budget-de
Local
Analysis: GOP budget doesn't add up

...Medicare, all without raising taxes on hardworking Alaskans," said Sen. Dan Sullivan, a first-term lawmaker from Alaska.House Speaker John Boehner's office listed 10 ways the budget will help taxpayers, including "balancing the budget without...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/analysis-gop-budget-doesnt-add
Not For Web
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...means passing a scaled-back budget while protecting public education, a strong university, job training and protecting seniors and abused and neglected children.? Rep. Les Gara is Democrat from Anchorage serving in the Alaska House.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/my-turn-alaska-shouldnt-balance-its-b
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Legislature's logjam puts control in hands of cities, boroughs

...During this year's abbreviated session of the Alaska Legislature, lawmakers couldn't pass a complete budget. The Alaska House didn't have enough votes to tap the state's Constitutional Budget Reserve.The House did have enough votes to pass...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/empire-editorial-legislatures-logjam-
Opinion
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...much the same way its 98 days progressed - slowly, haltingly and with work left incomplete.By a 26-12 margin, the Alaska House voted Monday afternoon to approve an operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It did not approve enough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/legislature-finishes-regular-session-sp
Local | AK legislature
Thumbs up, thumbs down for April 20, 2015

...Legislature spends its extra time wisely and productively, it will be worthwhile.Thumbs up to a new baby. As the Alaska House convened for its final regular day, there were only 39 members on the floor. Rep. Chris Tuck, a Democrat from Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/thumbs-thumbs-down-april-20-2015
Opinion
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...Stedman, R-Sitka.With environmental organizations protesting each timber sale in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast lumber mills have become reliant on sales in state forests. SB 32 now heads to the Alaska House for consideration.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/egans-attempt-save-haines-forestry-offi
State | AK legislature
Joint session planned, bucking Walker

JUNEAU - The Alaska House and Senate plan to meet in joint session to take up appointments made by Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday, seeking to buck the new...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/joint-session-planned-bucking-walker
State | AK legislature
House OKs higher hunting, fishing fees

The Alaska House voted 33-7 Wednesday on a bill to increase hunting and fishing license fees as a way to raise revenue for the Alaska Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/house-oks-higher-hunting-fishing-fees
State | AK legislature

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