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Three things to watch

...The Senate Finance Committee plans public testimony this week as it crafts its version of the state operating budget...reach a compromise.The budget is one thing to watch for this week. Here are two others: School fundraisersThe House Education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

...equipped with a helicopter has followed children and hovered near homes.Anchorage police are also looking into the matter this week after receiving complaint calls from residents on Monday and Tuesday about a drone equipped with a camera following children...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/faa-anchorage-police-investigate-drone-
State
What's happening this week

...Elmore and starring Hadassah Nelson in the title role. Details: http://www.theatreintherough.org/ See review in this week's Arts. MUSIC & DANCEDancing Through The Stacks, 5:30?7:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, Douglas Public Library...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-1
Art
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...JUNEAU - A state House committee plans to hear legislation this week aimed at updating the state's military code of justice...the military code bill is one of the things to watch for this week. Here are two others:Sullivan speechU.S. Sen. Dan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
Final Fireside chat shows Juneau in a new way

...underlying terrain without moving a twig and to explore ancient sea levels without getting wet, according to a release this week."These are game-changing technologies that let us see the world in a whole new way and without interfering with existing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/final-fireside-chat-shows-juneau-new
Outdoors
Cuts to education, public defender agency proposed

...proposed giving the department $320,000 for use toward those programs, as it saw fit.Senate subcommittees were working this week to close out their work. Their recommendations will be considered as Senate Finance crafts a version of the operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/cuts-education-public-defender-agency-p
State | AK legislature
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...shown no interest in that and Walker, who as a candidate supported efforts to repeal the current tax structure, said this week he has no plans right now to re-engage in that debate.Depending on spending and oil prices and production, the timeline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: When it comes to a gas pipeline, Alaska should carry a backup plan

...the backup couldn't go forward until after AK LNG fails. The bill is expected to receive a vote on the Senate floor this week.Walker has said he'll veto the bill if the Legislature passes it, but lawmakers may have enough votes to override...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-gas-pi
Opinion
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...millions on top of the House's reductions, the University of Alaska system saw a healthy add-in of almost $7 million this week.Five million dollars of that figure is discretionary funds - the UA Board of Regents can shuffle it wherever it sees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-senate-reverses-some-cuts-univer
State | AK legislature
FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

...equipped with a helicopter has followed children and hovered near homes.Anchorage police are also looking into the matter this week after receiving complaint calls from residents on Monday and Tuesday about a drone equipped with a camera following children...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/faa-anchorage-police-investigate-drone-
State

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