Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is...
Today in History

...Rhode Island.In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay...
Meet the hopeful House representative next door

...33-year-old electrician is trying to unseat Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz because he believes his representative to the state House has failed to represent the district."I'm running because I feel like there have been some pretty bad votes by...
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Fourth of July Schedule

...Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5559, Cathy Munoz for State House, Knights of Columbus Assembly 1992, Douglas Parade...Mount Juneau Tlinget Dancers and Friends, Sam Kito for State House, 297th Military Police Company - Alaska National Guard...
New ad buys in Senate race

...much power and raised concerns that it would limit public participation in the permitting process.The bill passed the state House in 2013 before stalling in the Senate, where efforts to rewrite it this past session failed and the bill died. Sullivan...
Democrat files complaint against radio host firm in which he's a partner, was paid nearly $7,000 by the Sullivan campaign. Mary Ann Pruitt, wife to state House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, is a majority owner in the firm, according to a state corporation report.Stieren...
Education reform bill becomes law

...years, respectively.The final figure is the product of a robust compromise and discussion among Republicans in the state House of Representatives and Senate who extended the session this year to hash out their differences. The Senate version...
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Crawford mulling another run for Legislature

...didn't specify an office in his recently filed letter of intent but tells The Associated Press he is choosing between state House and Senate.Crawford served five terms in the House before mounting a failed bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep...
Minimum wage bill passes state House

The measure approved by the House was changed on the floor to raise the wage to $9 an hour in 2015 and to $10 an hour in 2016 - those numbers had been $8.75 and $9.75, respectively. It would be adjusted annually for inflation each year after that.
State | AK legislature
Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...remember a Tlingit Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to set aside Nov. 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day. Soboleff...
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