State & Legislature

‘Fund our future’: Students protest proposed budget cuts to university
‘Fund our future’: Students protest proposed budget cuts to university
New state revenue forecast slightly more positive for 2020

New state revenue forecast slightly more positive for 2020

Oil forecast goes from $63 to $69 per barrel.

New state revenue forecast slightly more positive for 2020
Capitol Live: Alaska Municipal League presents local impacts of state budget

Capitol Live: Alaska Municipal League presents local impacts of state budget

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Capitol Live: Alaska Municipal League presents local impacts of state budget
Homer lawmaker apologizes for response to student letters

Homer lawmaker apologizes for response to student letters

“It was very angering she didn’t take into consideration how students were using their voices.”

Homer lawmaker apologizes for response to student letters
Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?

Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?

After hearing hundreds of testimonies, lawmakers say keeping basic service a top priority.

Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?
Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system
Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system
Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage

Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage

‘We’re finding ourselves a little short on time and resources to try and move forward.’

Kiehl: ‘We’re pulling so hard to keep from going backwards’ on senior housing shortage
On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

Congress accepting comments on environmental impacts on ANWR through Wednesday.

On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session
Legislature to hear public testimony on ferry system and PFD
Legislature to hear public testimony on ferry system and PFD
Capitol Live: On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

Capitol Live: On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session

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Capitol Live: On day 56, the Alaska Legislature passes first resolution of session
Bill would ‘redefine’ sex crime in Alaska, broaden definition of sexual assault
Bill would ‘redefine’ sex crime in Alaska, broaden definition of sexual assault
Even with ‘super-sized’ PFD boost, economist predicts thousands of job losses under Dunleavy budget
Even with ‘super-sized’ PFD boost, economist predicts thousands of job losses under Dunleavy budget
Lt. Gov. tells Alaska Natives, ‘Don’t be too upset by the budget’
Lt. Gov. tells Alaska Natives, ‘Don’t be too upset by the budget’
Capitol Live: Marijauna board appointee Stiver undergoing confirmation hearing

Capitol Live: Marijauna board appointee Stiver undergoing confirmation hearing

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Capitol Live: Marijauna board appointee Stiver undergoing confirmation hearing
Power costs in rural Alaska could go up under governor’s proposed budget
Power costs in rural Alaska could go up under governor’s proposed budget
Alaskans weigh-in on ‘super-sized’ PFD

Alaskans weigh-in on ‘super-sized’ PFD

Most would prefer to fund education, other services

Alaskans weigh-in on ‘super-sized’ PFD
Capitol Live: More testimony on back-pay PFD payments on the way

Capitol Live: More testimony on back-pay PFD payments on the way

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Capitol Live: More testimony on back-pay PFD payments on the way
Juneau Empire reporters Kevin Baird, left, and Mollie Barnes interview Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire Exclusive: Read our full conversation with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on the budget

Gov. says businesses will come back to Alaska if budget is balanced.

Juneau Empire reporters Kevin Baird, left, and Mollie Barnes interview Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Will this marijuana board nominee be influenced by governor?
Will this marijuana board nominee be influenced by governor?
A file photo of the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A file photo of the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)