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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.

Lawmakers Shelving Controversial Permitting Bill

Lawmakers Shelving Controversial Permitting Bill

A controversial permitting bill has been sentenced to die in committee.

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairs

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairs

The need for major repairs has been well documented, punctuated by the occasional chunk of falling masonry.

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Juneau residents on Thursday weighed in for and against a $35 million appropriation for the Juneau Access project in Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget.

Legislature’s exit time could shift initiative scheduling

Legislature’s exit time could shift initiative scheduling

Unusual circumstances and odd timing could knock all but one of the citizen measures to the November general election, if the Legislature gavels out late.