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Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

The sponsor of an amendment to reconfigure the Judicial Council says he wants a vote on the bill, even if the outcome is not guaranteed to be favorable.

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complex

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complex

The State is looking into the legality of using money earmarked for building repairs to construct a new tennis complex in Anchorage.

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Senate Majority Leader John Coghill says there’s probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage.

Senate panel supports alcohol ‘no sell’ list

The state Senate Finance Committee is supporting a proposal that establishes a “no-sell” list of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

The Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some contentious elements and adding more funding.

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Southeast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

A constitutional amendment that would reconfigure a commission tasked with vetting judges was pulled from a vote in the Alaska Senate on Monday.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

For the past week, there have been a lot of parents running around the State Capitol letting their legislators know they want more money put into education.

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pie

Great Alaska Schools wants more of the state funding pie

The group Great Alaska Schools took to the steps of the Capitol on Friday to demand an increase in the state’s education funding formula.