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Walker backs off on Juneau session call

...000 in state money, although "the majority of the charges" haven't yet been entered into the system, Legislative Affairs Agency finance manager Jessica Geary said.Of that, about $68,500 has been spent on legislative staff salaries and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/walker-backs-juneau-session-call
Local | AK legislature
After budget, legislators' work might not be done

...Fairbanks and Eagle River are scheduled to arrive beginning Wednesday, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency. It is possible that computers for certain offices could stay back if the session runs long or there is a special...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/after-budget-legislators-work-might-not
State
Walker: No budget, no going home

...According to estimates from the nonpartisan Legislative Affairs Agency, it would cost as much as $44,397.89 per...said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, which is overseeing the renovation project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/walker-no-budget-no-going-home
State | AK legislature
Salary decrease squeaks through House

...legislative employee makes $6,175.50 per month, or about $74,000 a year, according to data from the Legislative Affairs Agency. An raise of 2.5 percent would have meant an additional $154.39 per month.Repealing the 2.5 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/salary-decrease-squeaks-through-house
State | AK legislature
State worker raises on chopping block

...agency.However, most of the state's non-covered employees - the ones impacted by this bill - work for the Legislative Affairs Agency, which is required to remain neutral on all issues before the Legislature.Despite a lack of public testimony...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/state-worker-raises-chopping-block
State | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...removed because of an Alaska Legislative Legal Services opinion that the legislation as written "may expose the Legislative Affairs Agency ... to liability in a potential lawsuit brought by legislative employees," according to a staff member for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/house-committee-considers-bill-save-som
State | AK legislature
Backup LIO building needs $2.5M for improvements

...state-owned Atwood Building.But even that building would come with a price tag before lawmakers move in.A Legislative Affairs Agency estimate puts the cost to renovate the Atwood Building to suit the Legislature at $2.5 million, said Kodiak...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/backup-lio-building-needs-25m-repairs
State | AK legislature
House Speaker wants special session, just not in Juneau

...about $32,900. The Legislature has met for a special session in the capital city 10 times since 2003. The Legislative Affairs Agency began keeping track of special session spending in 1997; since then, the Legislature has met for extra innings...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/house-speaker-wants-special-session-jus
State | AK legislature
Legislators take long weekend at halfway mark

...operations at the Capitol. In 2011, the state paid for 28 of 60 legislators to attend the conference, according to Legislative Affairs Agency numbers.In 2013, the state spent almost $45,000 on 17 lawmakers' airfares, hotel stays and conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-07/legislators-take-long-weekend-halfway-m
State
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...count former Reps. Bill Stoltze and Mia Costello - gathered at the museum during their lunch break from the Legislative Affairs Agency's new legislator orientation, which started Wednesday morning and lasts the rest of this week."It's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/governor-juneau-delegation-greet-newcom
Local | AK legislature

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