Alaska Legislature

An ‘enemy of the industry’? Gov’s pick for state marijuana board surprises
An ‘enemy of the industry’? Gov’s pick for state marijuana board surprises
Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, center, speaks from a panel of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission during a listening session at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, center, speaks from a panel of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission during a listening session at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Father of deceased Kotzebue girl among Dunleavy’s new appointments
Father of deceased Kotzebue girl among Dunleavy’s new appointments
Capitol Live: House enters weekend still without permanent leadership
Capitol Live: House enters weekend still without permanent leadership
Update: Commissioner designee resigns after accusations of false resume entry
Update: Commissioner designee resigns after accusations of false resume entry
Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2019 in the Alaska Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 22, 2019 in the Alaska Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills

Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills

Live updates from the Alaska State Capitol.

Capitol Live: Gov unveils four new crime bills
Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, speaks to reporters at a House Republican Caucus press conference at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Capitol Live: House Speaker nominations fail on eighth day

Electing a permanent Speaker of the House remains elusive.

Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, speaks to reporters at a House Republican Caucus press conference at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans

Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans

It’s time to do things differently and reject partisan politics.

Opinion: A fresh start for working Alaskans
Corri Feige, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, right, listens to Chantal Walsh, director of the Division of Oil and Gas, left, as along with Sara Longan, Deputy Commissioner of DNR, center, give a status of North Slope production during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Corri Feige, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, right, listens to Chantal Walsh, director of the Division of Oil and Gas, left, as along with Sara Longan, Deputy Commissioner of DNR, center, give a status of North Slope production during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau legislators holding town hall meeting
Juneau legislators holding town hall meeting
Session to begin with House in disarray

Session to begin with House in disarray

Uncertainty hangs over the Capitol.

Session to begin with House in disarray
House names temporary speaker, swears in Jackson
House names temporary speaker, swears in Jackson
Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts

Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts

New Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is taking a more conservative approach to oil revenue forecasting to help avoid the creation of an oversized budget.… Continue reading

Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts
Swear off: Jackson’s oath of office likely violates statute
Swear off: Jackson’s oath of office likely violates statute
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Infographics: Alaska’s 2019 Budget
Infographics: Alaska’s 2019 Budget
Hello? Cellphones banned on Senate floor

Hello? Cellphones banned on Senate floor

Sen. John Coghill said Tuesday evening he is considering a revision of a ban of cellphone usage on the Senate floor. Coghill is the Senate… Continue reading

Hello? Cellphones banned on Senate floor
Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House

Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House

Until a majority is formed, the House will be at a standstill.

Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House
Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, right, and Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speak during a Senate Majority press conference on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, right, and Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speak during a Senate Majority press conference on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)