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Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...budget approved Monday by the Legislative Council is for new furnishings subcommittee of the Legislative Council recommended.The $44 million remodel was launched after Legislative Council Chairman Rep. Mike Hawker...
Cost for Alaska Capitol work more than expected

...Inc. won the contract for the project, which had a budget of $1.7 million.Architect Wayne Jensen told the Legislative Council in Anchorage that built-in contingencies didn't cover all the costs for work needed to complete the phase...
Alaska lawmakers OK Facebook access for government work

...Wednesday adopted a policy that allows access to Facebook from legislative computers for government business.The Legislative Council, which is composed of members of the Alaska House and Senate, approved allowing such access to legislators...
Legislator proposes greater accountability for office funds

...unspent funds revert to the state general fund.The Legislative Council last month opted for a non-accountable plan for...that just one system be used, thus the change at Legislative Council, she said.Gardner said up to 33 percent of legislators...
EPA to undertake study on potential Pebble impacts

...Association urged Gov. Sean Parnell to veto the study. Responsibility for carrying out the study was delegated to the Legislative Council, a 14-member joint committee of House and Senate members. The council held two hearings on the matter before...
Pebble supporters protest study budget is stirring up a ruckus between the usual suspects. At issue is a $750,000 reappropriation to the Legislative Council summed up in a single sentence to "conduct for the Legislature an independent third-party scientific and multidisciplinary...
Legislative body to study Pebble

...from the statehouse to the legislative council after Gov. Sean Parnell stage is to track the legislative council process on the scope." The...some collaboration with the legislative council on the RFP moving forward...
Pebble meets with EPA chief

...and how tribes and community members can get involved. Study subcommittee set In other Pebble news, the state Legislative Council has formed a subcommittee to set the parameters for a third-party study of the potential Pebble mine impact...
Legislature hires law firm for pipeline issues

...the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advise lawmakers on federal pipeline issues, Torgerson said. The Legislative Council, which represents the Legislature when it is not in session, authorized the pipeline committee to hire the attorney...
Plan to hold subsistence hearings in Fairbanks turned back

...Speaker Gail Phillips and Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin. His resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 25, would urge the Legislative Council to challenge the portion of ANILCA that requires Alaska to provide a rural priority for subsistence. That rural...


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