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Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...undergoing renovation, will be ready to host the special session, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency. The House and Senate chambers and most legislative offices will be ready, but some members will be in temporary...

...Capitol building's security cameras breaking into the Capitol construction site at about 1 a.m. July 31. Legislative Affairs Agency Chief of Security Steve Daigle emailed footage from those cameras to legislative staffers Monday afternoon...
What others say: Lawmakers should share in state's budget cuts

...significant budget cuts, we suggest lawmakers start looking around their desks.According to documents from the Legislative Affairs Agency, the Legislature's highest-paid employee makes more than $134,000 per year before taxes. That's just...
American, Alaska flags stolen from Capitol

...building, according to an email sent to legislative staffers Monday by Steve Daigle, chief of security for the Legislative Affairs Agency. Then they destroyed the rigging and stole the flags.Daigle attached two security videos and two still shots...
Alaska special session costs top $886,000

...lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget, cost more than $886,000, according to figures provided by the Legislative Affairs Agency. Jessica Geary, the agency's finance manager, said Tuesday that some claims could still come in and that...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...Anchorage and Fairbanks are scheduled to arrive beginning Wednesday, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency. Computers in certain offices could remain if the session runs long or there is a special session.Walker...
Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...Inc., which bid more than $343,000, compared to low bidder Pyramid Audio Video, at nearly $291,000.Legislative Affairs Agency director Pam Varni said Chariot reached a higher overall score in a bid review.By using existing furniture...
Who is benefitting from lawmakers' excursions?

...communications technology, are we the people getting what we pay for?We have serious doubts.According to the Legislative Affairs Agency, lawmakers tallied $710,300 in state-reimbursed travel expenses in 2010. That number doesn't include...
Parnell won't change state email policy

...still public records and subject to the law, he said.The Legislature considers its own emails to be confidential and does not have an email retention policy for them, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency.
Legislator proposes greater accountability for office funds

...non-accountable plan for office allowance accounts in 2013. That means expenses aren't run through the Legislative Affairs Agency, allowing lawmakers to administer their own accounts. But the agency is required to take out taxes and deductions...


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