The Senate Republicans formed a majority caucus during the last hour before the first floor session, leaving the party in control of the chamber for the ninth straight year. Just like two years ago, the House is evenly split and without a leader.
Senate president faces primary challenge for Anchorage seat
Roger Holland criticizes Cathy Giessel’s leadership of the Senate, but she says her approach reflects the importance of compromise.
New, all-Republican Senate majority forms
Anchorage Sen. Cathy Giessel will be the Senate president when the 31st Legislature is sworn in on Jan. 15.
New legislative leaders prepare to start work ahead of challenging session
They lead very different caucuses that will likely have different priorities.