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Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer

...ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An attorney is using emails between a lawmaker and developer in his case against the Legislature's $4 million lease on renovated Anchorage office space. Emails show the lawmaker who the "Taj Mahawker" is named for used his personal email...
What others say: Closing down schools will shut down communities

...continue to be many discussions among lawmakers and the public as to how best shore up...Native population.The vast majority of lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature are white...communities after families move away. If lawmakers do insist on pursuing this option, it...
Lawmaker's bill aims to guard Alaska Permanent Fund benefit

...Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage lawmaker is proposing a constitutional...of funds off the table as lawmakers grapple with deep budget deficits...earnings reserve account, which lawmakers have available to them and...bills are among those that lawmakers are reviving after failed...
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

...said. "But it hasn't been changed as of now," he said.Lawmakers were told in September that Boykin was leading the state's...the Legislature approved buying out TransCanada's stake, lawmakers voiced concerns with and confusion over the level of organization...
Legislators: Is AGDC ready?

...of a legislative inquiry on Tuesday as lawmakers consider whether the AGDC is fit to take...Committee.The official question on lawmakers' agenda in this special session is whether...hundreds of millions of dollars) later.Lawmakers seem to have been convinced of the financial...
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Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

...Department of Law official told concerned lawmakers Thursday that regulating marijuana shouldn't...Law representative Rick Svobodny told lawmakers that isn't the case. The oath requires...immune," he said. Svobodny noted that lawmakers - like any other citizen- could still...
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...JUNEAU - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding...House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the lawmakers who supported the lawsuit "continue to feel very strongly...
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers say they will continue working on marijuana...John Coghill, R-North Pole, said lawmakers will also work over the interim on...household limit for marijuana plants.Some lawmakers want to prohibit marijuana businesses...
What others say: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

A group of lawmakers are looking to gorge themselves one...accommodate the two dozen Anchorage lawmakers and their staffs once state are getting axed, a minority of lawmakers are plotting a deal to buy a McMansion...
Lawmakers fast-track bill to avoid paying Anchorage bonds

JUNEAU - Lawmakers are attempting to fast-track a bill so the state won't have to...the municipality for 60 percent to 70 percent of the bonds.Other lawmakers, however, said it's not fiscally responsible for the state to agree...


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