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Cost to agree on state budget: $886,000

...lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget, cost more than $886,000, according to figures provided by the Legislative Affairs Agency.Jessica Geary, the agency's finance manager, said Tuesday that some claims could still come in and that...
Capitol flag thieves turn themselves in

...Capitol building's security cameras breaking into the Capitol construction site at about 1 a.m. July 31. Legislative Affairs Agency Chief of Security Steve Daigle emailed footage from those cameras to legislative staffers Monday afternoon, asking...
Three men scale Capitol, steal flags

...July 31 and stole the American and Alaska flags.The trio were caught on the building's security cameras. Legislative Affairs Agency Chief of Security Steve Daigle emailed footage from those cameras to legislative staffers at 1:40 p.m...
Convicted staffer still on payroll

...with her and taking care of her.According to Legislative Affairs Agency documents, Grundmann is tied with two others...and work hours," said Skiff Lobaugh, the Legislative Affairs Agency human resources manager.As the head of the...
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...includes more than $187,000 in per diem payments to individual legislators as of Friday afternoon, according to Legislative Affairs Agency numbers.During special sessions, legislators must request per diem payments. The Legislature's per diem...
Special session costs at least $430K, still no budget deal

...cost the state at least $430,000, with costs still being tallied.Jessica Geary, finance manager for the Legislative Affairs Agency, who provided the figures, said past special sessions have typically cost around $30,000 a day. But she...
Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

...leave, and according to documents from the Legislative Affairs Agency her full salary is $10,404 per month, much Grundmann has made since November. Legislative Affairs Agency human resources director Skiff Lobaugh said...
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...lawmakers had collected about $154,500 in per diem as of Saturday afternoon, according to a report from the Legislative Affairs Agency.Legislators are the most visible folks in the Capitol, but they're not necessarily the most well-paid...
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Empire Editorial: Lawmakers should share in the state's budget cuts

...significant budget cuts, we suggest lawmakers start looking around their desks.According to documents from the Legislative Affairs Agency, the Legislature's highest-paid employee makes more than $134,000 per year before taxes. That's just...
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...


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