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Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debateThe 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 complexThe State is looking into the legality of using money earmarked for building repairs to construct a new tennis complex in Anchorage.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education billThe 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 fundingSoutheast 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 voteA 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 outcryA 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 fundingFor 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 pieThe 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 BillA 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 repairsThe need for major repairs has been well documented, punctuated by the occasional chunk of falling masonry.