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Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...reimbursed up to 50 percent.If lawmakers vote to close the state's open checkbook because...to squeeze through. Voters were set to vote on the corresponding bonds this year...committee hearings and, eventually, a floor vote.As someone who spends every day in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/bill-would-halt-marie-drake-renovation
State | Local | AK legislature
City's citizens save the trees

...width on Tuesday after hearing testimony from homeowners. The vote still needs a final approval from the Assembly."We felt like...views of the people living up there," Jackson said.The final vote of the full Assembly will take place April 6.? Contact reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/citys-citizens-save-trees
Local
Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

...eliminated a local-option law that prohibited the sale of alcohol and limited alcohol imported to the community. In an advisory vote the next year, Bethel residents rejected five types of liquor sales. The City Council protested liquor license applications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/bethel-residents-urge-council-protest-l
State
Freedom to vote

I admire Rep. Lora Reinbold for voting her conscience on the budget. The legislature should be an example of freedom to vote, not voting because one is being bullied. I would expect bullying in Communist China or Russia but not the Alaska Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-22/freedom-vote
Letters
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...Laura Pierre, an aide to committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, said the bill would need to pass before April 7 when Anchorage votes on a bond package for the retroactivity clause to work, and to prevent the state from paying toward that.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...Laura Pierre, an aide to committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, said the bill would need to pass before April 7 when Anchorage votes on a bond package for the retroactivity clause to work, and to prevent the state from paying toward that.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
Sullivan talks federal regs, military presence

...Sullivan said the U.S. Senate has been working on a version of the federal budget over the past two months, with several votes planned this week. The budget being put forward will work toward balancing the budget over the next 10 years and developing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/sullivan-talks-federal-regs-military-pr
State
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...to the floor from the (House) Finance Committee for a final vote, it is important that the caucus members hold together or risk...got a chance to see what happens when a member of the majority votes against the caucus when Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: Cutting WWAMI program will hurt Alaska's future doctors

...This short-sighted budget plan will end up harming Alaska in the long term. The fate of the WWAMI program hinges on the votes of the state senate in the upcoming weeks. To all state senators, on behalf of the future doctors of Alaska, I urge you to...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-24/letter-cutting-wwami-program-will-hur
Letters
Today In Sports History for March 23

...2010 - The NFL changes its overtime rules for playoff games to give both teams an opportunity to get the ball. Team owners vote 28-4 in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings. Minnesota, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Baltimore oppose the change.2013...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-23/today-sports-history-march-23
Sports

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