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Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...campus in late 1955 and early 1956 to hammer out the Alaska Constitution did a remarkable job, standing the Last Frontier in good...as any faced by the state since the drafting of the Alaska Constitution: How will Alaska return to a sustainable budget?Put plainly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/alaska-editorial-governors-conference
Opinion
Please stop cutting schools

...on behalf of all Alaskan students that deserve the quality education that we as a state promised to provide in the state constitution. Past years of flat funding and small increases outside of the education funding formula during election years, followed...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-31/please-stop-cutting-schools
Letters
My Turn: Building a sustainable future through conversations with Alaskans

...borrowed to build schools and other infrastructure. We are obligated to pay public employee retirement costs. Our state constitution and common sense dictate the need to provide for public education, public safety, and public health. The Legislature's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-31/my-turn-building-sustainable-future-t
Opinion
Southeast Spotlight: Little Norway Festival

...Petersburg's Little Norway Festival celebrates Syttende Mai (May 17), the anniversary of the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Now sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, it was first organized by two local women, Bernadine Trones...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/southeast-spotlight-little-norway-festiva
Art

...same chance to decide the issue. Is that feasible?ANSWER: Not at the national level. All 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been initiated and approved by Congress, then sent to the states for ratification by at least three-fourths of state...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26
Not For Web
Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

...a third term. Protesters say his candidacy violated the Constitution as well as peace accords that ended a civil war.During...trying to get back to Bujumbura, Dujarric said.Burundi's Constitution states a president can be popularly elected to two five-year...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/rival-forces-fight-over-key-sites-bur
Not For Web
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...questions about whether doing so went outside the scope of work of the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker. Under the constitution, special sessions called by the governor shall be limited to subjects designated in his call, subjects presented by him...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/comittee-advances-revised-sexual-assaul
State
Video calls bike gang arrests into question

...could not have prevented the gathering, or the subsequent violence because the meeting occurred at a private business.The Constitution guarantees the right to assemble peacefully."We really don't want police to go in anytime we don't like a gathering...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/video-calls-bike-gang-arrests-questio
Not For Web
House, Senate end first special session, start second

...working outside of the capital city."I have a concern about what we are doing as a body when we are not following our Constitution," he said.Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, broke from the majority caucus and voted against ending the special session...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/house-senate-end-first-special-session-
State | AK legislature
Sullivan, Murkowski vote against Lynch confirmation

...he was unconvinced, based on Lynch's public testimony and a private meeting with her, that she would put the law and constitution above defending the president's policies. Sullivan is a former state attorney general.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/sullivan-murkowski-vote-against-lynch-c
State

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