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Empire Editorial: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...with the Capitol building, ongoing renovations or not. The most recent special session held at the Anchorage legislative information office only confirmed what we've believed all along - it's not cut out for hosting the entire Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-16/empire-editorial-juneau-can-host-spec
Opinion
'When' special session is called may decide 'where'

...office space, but that would be no different than when the last two special sessions were held at the Anchorage legislative information office building. Only Anchorage lawmakers have designated offices there."Certainly there are not offices...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/when-special-session-called-may-decide-
State | Local
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...She said she was committed to listening to each person's testimony, even if it meant staying at the Anchorage legislative information office until midnight and that she hoped to push the bill through as quickly as possible.The Finance committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/committee-reverts-erins-law-original-ve
State
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...Legislature, lawmakers are still getting paid for their work - even when nothing seems to be happening in the Anchorage legislative information office where they're now meeting.All legislators are paid a base salary of $50,400 per year according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/who-are-legislatures-top-earners
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...hours of public testimony on the operating budget. More than 80 people showed up or called in to the new Anchorage legislative information office to advocate for specific line items or to tell the Legislature to eke out a compromise on the stalled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Unacceptable.

...rented halls but, apparently, that is no longer good enough. Instead, lawmakers want to meet in the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, a building with $200 automatic trash cans but no video streaming for the public. It's a building...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/empire-editorial-unacceptable
Opinion
Walker: No budget, no going home

...equipment would move from Juneau to Anchorage, and the presumed space for the special session - the Anchorage Legislative Information Office - doesn't have enough room for every legislator without modifications.There's a complicating cost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/walker-no-budget-no-going-home
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers consider spending $70 million for office building to house Anchorage delegation

The Legislature will pay a year's rent for the new-and-improved Anchorage Legislative Information Office with the intent to purchase it, a panel of legislators decided Monday.The lease costs about $282,000 per month or about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/state-investigates-spending-70-million-
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers approve $100K for LIO lawsuit

...100,000 in light of a lawsuit brought against the Legislature in connection to the controversial Anchorage Legislative Information Office.The Legislative Council, the committee that oversees LIO leases, and the Senate Finance committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-10/lawmakers-approve-100k-lio-lawsuit
State | AK legislature
Senators plan hearing on spill preparedness

...capability to a petroleum spill. The Senate Resources Committee hearing begins at 10 a.m. at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. A panel of industry representatives, including Shell Alaska general manager Pete Slaiby, will kick...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092210/reg_710735520.shtml
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