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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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...section that disproportionately impacts rural legislative information offices.HB 176 aims to repeal the 2.5 percent...legislative employees, most of whom work at legislative information offices across the state.A House Finance committee...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...lipstick on our pig," Rep. Mike Hawker said 18 months ago after signing a 10-year lease extension for the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage. The pig wasn't the building as he implied; it was the deal the Anchorage Republican had...
Lawmakers approve $100K for LIO lawsuit

...100,000 in light of a lawsuit brought against the Legislature in connection to the controversial Anchorage Legislative Information Office.The Legislative Council, the committee that oversees LIO leases, and the Senate Finance committee has...
State | AK legislature
Backup LIO building needs $2.5M for improvements

The state might have to walk away from $7.5 million spent on upgrades to the shiny new Legislative Information Office in Anchorage if it breaks its lease to find a cheaper home in the state-owned Atwood Building.But even...
State | AK legislature
Some legislative staff may see 40 percent pay cut

...can be upwards of $8 a gallon and milk isn't much cheaper, the cuts would go much deeper.Employees of Legislative Information Offices in rural areas would see as much as a 37.5 percent pay cut if the bill goes through, which could impact...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Kito: Juneau is ready, able to host a special session

...order to provide the necessary support for a special session anticipated to last 30 days.The newly remodeled Legislative Information Office in Anchorage was proposed as the location of a potential special session. The building is not capable of...
Opinion | AK legislature
House Speaker wants special session, just not in Juneau

...about introducing a bill that would move the state's legislative branch operations to Anchorage's new legislative information office, but so far it has not been filed. "(That's) something my boss isn't interested in, even though...
State | AK legislature


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