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Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...Anchorage in Wasilla, claimed 14 days and about $4,000 of per diem during the Anchorage special session.All three Juneau legislators claimed per diem during the first special session in Juneau, and the two Juneau House members both collected per...
My Turn: Stand up and stop the crazy education cuts they must not let anyone take advantage of the crisis to make unwise cuts.Three major issues brought me to Juneau.? Legislators must keep additional funding passed last year. The three-year package was modest but is at least stable. The...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...look similar to the numbers of the road system and they're two entirely different systems," he said.All three Juneau legislators spoke out against the subcommittee's action at the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska's...
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Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...don't have to send out notices to employees," but he reiterated that his "call for the special session was in Juneau."Legislators can hold committee hearings elsewhere, he said, but "as far as actually holding a session of the Legislature...
Empire Editorial: Trash the capitol move idea

...Bill Walker has said he does not favor moving the capitol, and Stoltze's proposal will be opposed from every Juneau legislator and (we suspect) many others tired of Anchorage being the tail that wags Alaska's dog.Bills like Stoltze's...
In Memory

Allan Engstrom plays his violin at a service for his father, Elton Engstrom Jr., at the Northern Light United Church on Thursday. Engstrom Jr., a former Juneau legislator and business owner, died Nov. 6 at the age of 78.
Juneau businessman, statesman passes

Elton Engstrom Jr., a former Juneau legislator and current business owner, has passed.Engstrom, 78, was born in Juneau in the midst of the Great Depression, and he spent...
Restored bell tower now adorns St. Nicholas Church

...Legislature in 2010.Former governor Sarah Palin vetoed funding for the preservation efforts when she was in office, but Juneau legislator Rep. Beth Kertulla helped obtain the grant later on, said ROSSIA board member and volunteer Rebecca Shaffer.ROSSIA...
Special session breakdown, Egan defection among top state news in 2012

...about-face, the Supreme Court decided on May 22 that it preferred an earlier map, leaving neither Munoz nor fellow Juneau legislator Rep. Beth Kerttula, the Democratic minority leader, with an obvious primary opponent. Indeed, neither faced...
Legislators lament lack of education commissioner

...things providing education and employment training programs. At a recent Native Issues Forum in Juneau, he asked Juneau legislators why they hadn't ever seen the state's Commissioner of the Department of Education and Early Development...


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