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Capitol Live: House adjourns after refusing to OK Senate’s budget; Governor orders special session
The latest from the Captiol.
Senate stalls budget for suspenseful final day
Legislature will have 13 hours to solve differences over PFD, other issues to avoid special session
Ban on gun store shutdowns during disasters passes Senate
Kiehl among dissenters in 17-3 vote; proposal may be part of final negotiations with Housde
Carbon credits bill unanimously passes Senate, House quickly takes it up
Legislature seeks to OK priority bill for Dunleavy as part of package to adjourn session in time
‘It’s the weirdest session I’ve ever seen’: Odds for special session fluctuating drastically
Accusations by House and Senate leaders lead to late pacts as Legislature tries to adjourn on time
Gun legislation gets short-notice hearing on Mother’s Day
Senate holds expedited meeting to advance House Speaker’s bill lessening disaster restrictions.
House OKs making some marijuana convictions private
Bill expanding court’s decision to limit public web access for minor offenses passes 36-4.
Tie vote on Israel discrimination bill sets off fury in House
Ban on public agencies contracting with companies boycotting Israel fails, may get revote Saturday.
Legislature running out of time as big budget differences persist
“I’m not real optimistic that we can get something done by 121 days,” House Speaker says
Plan for Mendenhall Glacier area ditches motorboats
Forest Service’s preferred alternative outlined in new report.
‘Fentanyl bill’ passes House
Some drug offenders causing death can be charged withg murder under governor’s proposal.
Legislature rejects Marcum for UA Regents
Impassioned speeches made ahead of 29-31 vote.
House Speaker declares spending cap a priority
Budget-cutting measure has ties to Senate’s plan to reduce PFDs — but it’s not a trade-off, leaders say
Kiehl’s ‘no new spills’ PFAS bill passes Senate
Unanimous vote comes after years of effort by Juneau lawmaker to limit harm of “forever chemicals”
Lawmakers raise questions ahead of joint Legislative confirmation session
UA Regents nominee among those expected to face opposition in Tuesday’s votes.
Music for the missing woman in red
Indigenous Big Band pays tribute to national day of remembrance in JJ&C’s opening concert
Alaska Native language expansion passes House
Bill by Juneau lawmaker adds more officially recognized dialects, expands preservation council’s role
Will elections bills get a vote this session?
Repeal of ranked choice voting appears doomed to defeat, far-ranging procedural changes still viable
Empire staff and contributors earn 11 Alaska Press Club awards
The Juneau Empire won 11 Alaska Press Club awards at its annual banquet, which took place five days after the newspaper announced a cutback in… Continue reading
A huge Indigenous ‘family’ reunion at Jazz Classics
Musicians with tribal roots from Canada to South America converge for Indigenous Big Band concerts