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Education funds still a top legislative priority 

By Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak Hello from Juneau, Things are moving at a fast pace as we near the end of our session. The major items...

Committee formed to defend state’s current constitution

A committee of eight co-chairs with a broad spectrum of political views has formed to defend Alaska’s constitution and educate voters on the costs and impact of residents of approving a constitutional convention.

Special session of 32nd Legislature gets underway

The 32nd Alaska Legislature is currently in special session. On the agenda for the special session are the Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget and Mental Health Budget, as well as Governor Dunleavy’s proposed constitutional amendments regarding the Permanent Fund.

Legislative Council authorized to defending education funding

Legislators are bracing to defend a law that provides K-12 education funding for the upcoming fiscal year.

Cordova LIO hours change

The Cordova Legislative Information Office is changing its hours to part-time.

Young takes aim at offshore fish farms

In his 46 years as Alaska’s lone representative in Congress, Rep. Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska’s waters with the onset of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976, and today he is intent on doing the same with offshore fish farms.

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).

Johnstone fails in bid for fisheries board

State legislators have rejected the nomination of controversial Board of Fisheries nominee Karl Johnstone in a heated floor session of both houses, by a...

Town hall, athletic awards night and clothing drive for kids

Town hall Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes, both R-Kodiak, are hosting a town hall from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12,...

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...
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