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Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Missed deadline shifts initiatives to November ballot

Because the Legislature did not meet its midnight deadline, three citizen’s initiatives are expected to be moved from the August primary to the November general … more

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

The 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 out

With 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 languages

Dedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.

Legislature going long to address education

The House and Senate plan to reconvene later Monday to try to reach resolution on an education package.

Legislature passes new approach to pension debt

The Legislature has approved a new approach to addressing the state’s unfunded pension obligation.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Legislature approves advancing gas line project

The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state’s participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrapped

Effort to revive parts of controversial permitting bill scrapped

An effort to resurrect parts of a dead permitting bill was abandoned on Friday night.

Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

Education activists wary of latest school funding bill

In Juneau, the latest version of the education funding bill emerged Friday, and it isn’t what school advocates were hoping for.