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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.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

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

Parnell signs abortion bill

Parnell signs abortion billGov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill that restricts state Medicaid payments for abortions.

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension system

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension systemThe Alaska State House has voted in favor of Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to shore up the state’s pension system.

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov handles range of questions in online town hallGov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state's oil tax structure would "kill" oil production.

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.

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project fundingJuneau 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 schedulingUnusual circumstances and odd timing could knock all but one of the citizen measures to the November general election, if the Legislature gavels out late.

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enoughThe U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee today looked at a raft of bills aimed at improving the safety of Native American communities.