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Before releasing budget details, Walker warns of layoffs

Before releasing budget details, Walker warns of layoffsBudget director Pat Pitney previewed some of Gov. Bill Walker's proposed cuts before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extension

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extensionAttorneys challenging the Point Thomson settlement have requested more time to prepare a new brief on the case.

State files motion for stay with Supreme Court

State files motion for stay with Supreme CourtThe State of Alaska has filed an emergency motion for a stay with the Alaska Supreme Court pending the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit challenging the required local contribution for public education.

Walker Files $50 Million Budget Supplement

Walker Files $50 Million Budget SupplementGov. Bill Walker has filed his supplemental budget, which covers spending for this fiscal year that was not originally appropriated.

Juneau lawmakers: Commissioners should live in capital city

Juneau lawmakers: Commissioners should live in capital cityIn a letter to Gov. Bill Walker, Juneau's legislative delegation says it's concerned only two state commissioners have committed to living in the capital.

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chief

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chiefThe Alaska Marine Highway System has a new boss. Mike Neussl began work Monday as the Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner overseeing ferries.

Pot smoke added to Juneau’s indoor smoking ban

Pot smoke added to Juneau’s indoor smoking banThe Juneau Assembly unanimously voted to amend the city’s indoor public smoking ban to include pot, despite objections from some marijuana advocates.

Lawmakers discuss funding for Arctic projects

Lawmakers discuss funding for Arctic projectsThe Alaska Arctic Policy Commission recommends the state take several steps to enhance Arctic communities, but funding could be a challenge.

To fund lobbying effort, sex worker advocates turns to internet

To fund lobbying effort, sex worker advocates turns to internetA sex worker group is raising money to send one of their own to Juneau.

Legislature plans for gasline special session

Legislature plans for gasline special sessionRepublican leaders expect that the Legislature will go ahead with a special session in October focused on natural gas policy.