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Battle continues in special session over state budget

Last Wednesday, the Legislature adjourned this year’s regular session and the next day a special session began in Juneau on the budget, crime and education funding.

Capitol Report: Special session update

As you may know, the governor has called the Legislature into special session to finish work on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, finalize the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), and pass a criminal justice reform bill (HB-49).

Commentary: Defend the PFD and fund – or lose them both

By Dr. Jack Hickel For The Cordova TimesAlaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the Alaska...

Focus remains on Fiscal Year 2020 budget

Hello from Juneau. With the Legislature now in its third month, it is a very active time in the Capitol. While committees debate legislation...

Senate, House remain divided on operating budget

Greetings from Juneau,I want to give you a quick update on where we stand as things start wrapping up in Juneau. We are quickly...

Dividend, tax vote bills could complicate governor’s budget

JUNEAU — Bills introduced ahead of the new legislative session could complicate Gov. Bill Walker's plans to address Alaska's budget and tackle infrastructure projects.Two...

Measure passes tying voter registration to dividend filing

ANCHORAGE — Alaska voters have approved a ballot measure that would tie voter registration to applying for a check from the state’s oil wealth...

Walker: Smaller dividends are painful but prudent

Commentary By Gov. Bill Walker For The Cordova TimesAlaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help...

Despite litigation, Permanent Fund checks will go out on Oct. 6

Permanent Fund Dividend time is almost here, and while many are eagerly awaiting that $1,000 bonus just for being a qualified Alaska resident, others...
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