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Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...343,000, compared to low bidder Pyramid Audio Video, at nearly $291,000.Legislative Affairs Agency director Pam Varni said Chariot reached a higher overall score in a bid review.By using existing furniture, the Legislature won't have...
Visitors to see changes at state Capitol

...chambers are located, a nook that served as a wireless hotspot has been filled instead with soda and snack machines.Pam Varni is executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency.She said the goal was to make the lobby more open and to move...
Council approves fully accountable office plans

...for payment or reimbursement. Any unused money would go to the general fund, Legislative Affairs executive director Pam Varni said by email.Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, who is not a voting member of the council, said using this plan would...
Senator wants changes on office accounts

...own accounts. But the agency is required to take out taxes and deductions, Legislative Affairs' executive director, Pam Varni, said Monday.Representatives get $16,000 for their office accounts and senators, $20,000. Many of them might...
Work being done at entrance of Capitol

...way at the entrance to the state Capitol, meant to guard against anyone getting struck by falling bits of sandstone.Pam Varni, with Legislative Affairs, says contractors are putting in a ceiling and wood support on the portico, as a temporary...
Parnell doesn't plan change in records policy

...The Legislature considers its own emails to be confidential and does not have an email retention policy for them, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency.
4-year renovation plan eyed for Capitol building

...And it's an 80-year-old structure. It behooves us, whether the Legislature's there or not, to preserve it."Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, agreed that work is needed."We've had some pieces of the...
Legislative Affairs head gave good advice

Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, provided advice to her bosses, the Legislature. This advice consisted...
Costs to move session may trump savings

Last year, when the Alaska Legislature had three special sessions, Legislative Affairs Agency Director Pam Varni looked into whether it would be cheaper to hold the session in a more central location. Sound off on the important issues at...
Special session costs come in low

...session in Anchorage cost just more than $90,000, far less than earlier estimates, Legislative Affairs Agency Director Pam Varni said Wednesday. Sound off on the important issues at The special legislative session to extend a benefits program for...


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