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What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

The Alaska Legislature has had some difficult problems to deal with this year - a huge budget deficit, marijuana legalization and Medicaid expansion...
What others say: Location doesn't matter when lives are at stake

...Others are in Anchorage. A handful are in Juneau.It's hard to negotiate when no one is in the room.The first Alaska Legislature knew this. Back in 1959, one of the laws approved in that first state Legislature set the rules for how the Legislature...
Assembly talks budget, money for special interests

...School District Superintendent Sean Dusek on its "moving target" of a 2015-16 budget that remains in limbo as the Alaska Legislature has yet to decide education funding levels. Discussion among board members, who voted on a resolution to determine...
What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...information is cited in the Alaska Legislature's rightful response to Washington...better. C'mon on up!The Alaska Legislature was correct to remark on Washington's...interests on issues.We, as the Alaska Legislature has done, suggest that the...
What others say: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble

Today is the 101st day of work for the Alaska Legislature in Juneau.It is the third day of the Legislature's...expletive. It isn't a four-letter word. The Alaska Legislature must learn that lesson as much as we have.- Juneau...
Legislators share thoughts on session

With the Alaska Legislature on recess until the May 12 resumption of a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker, three Kenai Peninsula legislators gave...
State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...of former Parnell Chief of Staff Mike Nizich from 2009-2014. Included in the emails was an open letter to the Alaska Legislature in March 2012. The letter outlines what it claims were problems with the Guard under Katkus' leadership, including...
Voices of the Peninsula: Time to cut ties with Kenai River Sportfishing Association

Last weekend the Alaska Legislature voted against the confirmation of Soldotna resident Robert Ruffner for a seat on the Board of Fisheries. Robert is well respected...
What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...straight answer from a lawyer. In February, the Alaska Legislature managed it."The bill is unconstitutional...the legislative session concludes April 19.The Alaska Legislature has yet to finalize rules on marijuana - something...
Time for a break in Juneau

On Thursday, the Alaska Legislature voted to take a recess while the House and Senate finance committees continue to work on the state budget. Lawmakers gaveled in...


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