State & Legislature

Homer lawmaker apologizes for response to student letters

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

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.

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.’

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

Congress accepting comments on environmental impacts on ANWR through Wednesday.

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

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Capitol Live: Marijauna board appointee Stiver undergoing confirmation hearing

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Alaskans weigh-in on ‘super-sized’ PFD

Most would prefer to fund education, other services

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

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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)
A file photo of the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A file photo of the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate Democrats express disapproval over Dunleavy’s budget

‘You can’t break the economy in one portion of the state and expect everybody else to be OK.’