In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Governor reluctant to consider oil taxes

Will taxes might cause companies to leave?

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy makes an announcement via pre-recorded video on House Bill 2001 and the Permanent Fund Dividend on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Governor signs off on $1,600 PFD, calls for third special session

Dunleavy says remainder of PFD will be sole focus for next special session.

 

Alaska just recorded its hottest month — ever

Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.

Conservationists promote the Tongass as bulwark against climate change

Conservationist Dominick DellaSala asks can the Tongass save Alaska?

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Vetoes could wipe out 20 percent of Glory Hall budget

Breakfast and lunch may be heading for the chopping block.

William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Murkowski has health care on her mind

Alaska’s senior senator talks about ending ‘surprise’ medical billing.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau delegation host Town Hall downtown

Reps. Hannan and Story and Sen. Kiehl talk budget with Juneauites

Juneau residents listen to Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sara Hannan, speak during a town hall meeting at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, center, speaks during a town hall meeting with Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Dunleavy signs capital budget into law, vetoes funds

Sweep is reversed and capital budget is passed but $34 million is vetoed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at the signing ceremony at the Alaska Association of General Contractors in Anchorage on August 8, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

Empire Live: Governor signs SB 2002

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is signing SB 2002 which contains funds for the capital budget.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Recall campaign makes progress

Campaign website claims 10K signatures gathered.

Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New contract a ‘win-win’ for ferry workers

Both sides are pleased with contract.

The Alaska Marine Highway System employee opens the vehicle gate after the Tazlina arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Sen. Sullivan promotes legal program to help domestic violence victims

The POWER Act gives free legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Murkowski, Sullivan urge action on mine cleanup

Alaska’s senators host stakeholder meeting in Juneau on transboundary mining.

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chair a roundtable meeting on Alaska-British Columbia transboundary mining at the Federal Building in Juneau on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)