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First special session concludes

Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker's special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage.The House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/first-special-session-concludes
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate adjourns special session called by Walker

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate has adjourned from the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker.The Senate immediately gaveled in to a new special session...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/senate-adjourns-special-session-called-
State
House, Senate end first special session, start second

Just as legislative leadership hinted it would over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker's special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage.The House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/house-senate-end-first-special-session-
State | AK legislature
Egan: 'Nothing is going to happen Friday'

A floor session for the Alaska Senate is scheduled for Friday, but Juneau's senator said the plan is just to gavel in and gavel out again, continuing a weeks-long...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/egan-nothing-going-happen-friday
State | Local | AK legislature
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...conference following the end of the regular session.Gov. Bill Walker isn't waiting for the fall. One minute before the Alaska Senate gaveled out and ended the first regular session of the Legislature, he signed a proclamation ordering the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/legislature-finishes-regular-session-sp
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

JUNEAU - State lawmakers looked to end the extended legislative session Monday amid a still-unsettled budget.The Senate voted Monday morning to accept a budget proposal, but the state government could be left with just partial funding if House Democrats don't offer their support.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

Did you know that the Alaska Senate majority recently requested the media help them explain to disgruntled constituents why the deep cuts to education are justified...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/my-turn-anger-over-education-cuts-are
Opinion
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

The Alaska Senate has approved a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
State | AK legislature
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

An attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday.Egan, whose district includes Haines, included an amendment in a forestry bill that would have required...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/egans-attempt-save-haines-forestry-offi
State | AK legislature
Legislature prepares to pass the baton on marijuana

...favor of the establishment of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on Friday, and after he spoke, it sailed through the Alaska Senate Finance Committee. A day later, it passed the full Senate with unanimous approval.House Bill 123 now needs only...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-prepares-pass-baton-marijua
State | AK legislature

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