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Photo: Boxes, boxes, boxes

Mitch Backes, of the Legislative Affairs Agency, stacks empty boxes outside of Sen. Cathy Giessel's office on Monday as the legislature prepares for the end of the session and the move of legislator's office material to their home districts.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-22/photo-boxes-boxes-boxes
State | Local | AK legislature
Legislature passes bill honoring Native languages

...capitol to show lawmakers their passion for a certain bill.As legislators met behind closed doors much of Easter Sunday, the group...began around 10 p.m. until the bill's vote, stood while legislators debated the bill.Their reaction to the Senate's 18-2...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-21/waiting-it-out
State | AK legislature
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

...capitol to show lawmakers their passion for a certain bill.As legislators met behind closed doors much of Easter Sunday, the group...began around 10 p.m. until the bill's vote, stood while legislators debated the bill.Their reaction to the Senate's 18-2...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-21/legislature-calls-it-day-without-finish
State | AK legislature
Analysis: In final day, major issues still unresolved

Legislators spent much of Friday and Saturday working...The issue is rooted in history when legislators about 12 years ago passed a similar bill...contentious debate has concluded.? Legislators were still meeting as of press time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/analysis-final-day-major-issues-still-u
State | AK legislature
Stop "The Road" from moving forward

...is funded is a step toward to driving a long way past Auke Bay to catch a ferry to the mainland road system. Contact your legislator and ask for the Juneau Access funding to be withdrawn from the budget to keep the ferry system intact and Berner's Bay wild...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/stop-road-moving-forward
Letters
Education funding picture still murky

...version of the bill makes budgeting future years "extremely difficult.""It's hard for current legislators to say what future legislators will do," she said. "There's no certainty here."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/education-funding-picture-still-murky
State | Local
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...Section 6 tells a different tale than what the public and legislators have been led to believe: ballot initiatives "... may...to elections and driving turnout," Parnell said.Among legislators, there is a popular belief that a minimum wage initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
With one week to go, Parnell weighs in on the issues

...directly on the plan.Instead, several legislators worked with Legislative Finance Director...70 million in expected costs should legislators opt to move forward with the proposed...including the initiative's backers, say legislators ought to do nothing and let the voters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/one-week-go-parnell-weighs-issues
State | AK legislature
Delta performs Juneau test runs

...board of directors and the airlines reached out to Alaska legislators and the TSA to ask for an additional machine, he said...political figures," he said. "We talked to the TSA and legislators and they agreed."If Delta does well in Juneau during the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/delta-performs-juneau-test-runs
Local
Alaska Editorial: Democrats never let good news go to waste

...comes to math.Democrats, you see, have every reason to be frustrated after spending years attacking Gov. Sean Parnell, legislators and oil companies and shrieking about an oil tax "giveaway" that they claimed offered no assurances of increased production...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-15/alaska-editorial-democrats-never-let-
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