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Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative careerSoutheast Alaska’s longest serving lawmaker is retiring.

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education bill

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education billNegotiators from the State House and Senate have reached a deal on the governor’s education bill, and it includes a mix of permanent and one-time funding increases.

As Legislature make progress on adjourning, KABATA bill falls apart

As Legislature make progress on adjourning, KABATA bill falls apartLess than two hours after the combative House and Senate seemed to reach a truce on education, a bill dealing with the proposed Knik Arm Bridge fell apart on the House floor.

Parnell signs medevac membership bill

Parnell signs medevac membership billEmergency medical flight membership programs will once again be legal in Alaska at 12:01 a.m. Thursday

Legislature still working to make deal on education bill

Legislature still working to make deal on education billThe Alaska State Legislature is still at an impasse over the Governor’s education bill.

Joe Miller kicks off campaign in Wasilla

Joe Miller kicks off campaign in WasillaU.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller kicked off his campaign last night in Wasilla before a few hundred cheering supporters.

Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Sen. Lesil McGuire addresses the Alaska Senate, April 20, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)

Because the Legislature did not meet its midnight deadline, three … more

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension systemThe Legislature unanimously agreed to put $3 billion toward the public employee pension system just hours after their plan was released.

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel outWith the House and Senate struggling to make a deal on education, lawmakers are forced into extra innings.

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languagesDedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.