The two chambers are hoping to avoid a special session but have been split over the size of the Permanent Fund dividend and whether to dip into state savings.
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Alaska Legislature to support students’ lawsuit to maintain scholarship fund
The Legislative Council voted 12-1 to approve filing a legal brief backing the lawsuit.
Tensions over PFD fuel talks of a new constitutional convention. Alaskans will vote on whether that time has come.
Vic Fischer, the last surviving delegate from the 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention, has said now is not the time for another one.
Alaska Redistricting Board finishes work to adopt maps; opponents say courts could toss out portions
All three members who were appointed by Republican elected officials supported the map; the two who were not appointed by Republican officials opposed it.
Alaska State Capitol reopens to the public as lawmakers scale back pandemic policies
The policy change also ends mandatory screenings for lawmakers, legislative aides, executive branch employees and news reporters to enter the Capitol.
Supreme Court rules in favor of Gov. Dunleavy in case over unconfirmed appointees
The ruling reverses a Superior Court decision that 94 positions filled by Dunleavy appointees had been vacated in December.
Lawmakers vote to require face coverings and COVID-19 screenings in the Capitol
The Alaska Legislative Council voted on Thursday to keep the Capitol closed to the public, at least until the next Legislature convenes in January. Legislative staff and the news media will still be allowed in the building.
M/V Tustumena makes its last run before winter ferry service gap
Kodiak Island’s last ferry of the season pulled away from the dock on Saturday, Jan. 11, and there won’t be one returning until April.
Legislature OKs up to $12.5M for Wells Fargo building in Anchorage
The council turned to the Wells Fargo building after Gov. Bill Walker threatened to veto $32.5 million the council planned to spend to buy the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
Legislators offer $32.5 million for Anchorage LIO
The building’s owners were seeking $34 million from the legislature. They said it cost nearly $37 million to build.