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Challenge to Legislature's expensive offices moves forward

...Attorney Jim Gottstein brought the lawsuit earlier this year claiming renovations damaged a wall that the Legislative Information Office shares with a building he owns.The state is paying almost six times more than last year for the renovated...
'When' special session is called may decide 'where', 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 for...
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...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. That...
Munoz: Juneau can host next special session April, but legislators weren't done meeting.They ended up packing up and moving the show to the new legislative information office in downtown Anchorage, a building that caught negative attention this year when it was revealed that the...
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...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 took...
Winners, losers from Legislative session

...elsewhere - mostly to Anchorage - had the Legislature choose the state's largest city and its newly renovated Legislative Information Office building for the venue for the second special session.Lawmakers conducted the regular session as normal...
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...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 to state...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Time for a legislative remodel

The Legislature needs some remodeling, and not the kind that took place at legislative information office in Anchorage. State government is broken, clearly, seeing as how we're a month past the scheduled end of the 90-day sessions...
Empire Editorial: Unacceptable.

...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 with...
House, Senate end first special session, start second

...after that said it would do the same.The Senate came to order a little after 11 a.m. in Anchorage's new legislative information office downtown. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, stood right away and called for an adjournment. He asked...
State | AK legislature


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