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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-24/empire-editorial-time-legislative-rem
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/house-senate-end-first-special-session-
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...public testimony on the operating budget. More than 80 people showed up or called in to the new Anchorage legislative information office to advocate for specific line items or to tell the Legislature to eke out a compromise on the stalled operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
First special session concludes

...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. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, acting as the minority leader, stood right away and called for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/first-special-session-concludes
State | Local | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/empire-editorial-unacceptable
Opinion
My Turn: The view from the Democratic side of the House

...Reappropriating U-MED Road monies; (3) Slowing or defunding megaprojects; (4) Not occupying the hotly disputed Legislative Information Office in Anchorage; and/or (5) Re-appropriating unencumbered Susitna-Watana Dam money. Under our approach...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/my-turn-view-democratic-side-house
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...surely it must apply to them as well.We're talking about the Legislative Council's 15-1 vote to buy the Legislative Information Office building in Anchorage for $70 million.We won't revert to capital creep as the reason this deal shouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-17/empire-editorial-lawmakers-want-one-m
Opinion
Lawmakers consider spending $70 million for office building to house Anchorage delegation

The Legislature will pay a year's rent for the new-and-improved Anchorage Legislative Information Office with the intent to purchase it, a panel of legislators decided Monday.The lease costs about $282,000 per month or about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/state-investigates-spending-70-million-
State | AK legislature
No answer for schools

...has recently come into question.A committee decided Monday night to recommend the Legislature pay for the legislative information office's lease for the next year while it negotiates a possible purchase of the property, which will probably...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/no-answer-schools
State | AK legislature
Walker: No budget, no going home

...equipment would move from Juneau to Anchorage, and the presumed space for the special session - the Anchorage Legislative Information Office - doesn't have enough room for every legislator without modifications.There's a complicating cost weighing...

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

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