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September 15, 2021  •  

Alaska Legislature Adjourns

Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

The Alaska Legislature adjourned the third special session on September 14 after passing House Bill 3003. The bill allocates $1,100 to each eligible Alaskan from the Permanent Fund Dividend. While the third session did resolve one problem, there are other […]

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August 17, 2021  •  

Alaska Begins Third Special Session

Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

The Alaska Legislature convened for their third special session of this year Monday, August 16. Gov. Dunleavy has tasked lawmakers to consider amendments to the Alaskan Constitution relating to the Constitutional Budget Reserve fund and the Alaska Permanent Fund. The […]

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down three provisions of Alaska’s campaign finance law. In Thompson Vs. Hebdon the plaintiffs challenged four of the state’s finance contribution restrictions. After being remanded back to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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The Alaska Legislature adjourned a second special session June 28. Legislators came to an agreement changing the effective date of the state budget, allowing Alaska to avoid a government shutdown. A third special session will take place some time in […]

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Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

On June 18, the Alaska Legislature adjourned a special session after failing to alter the effective date of the state budget. Under the Alaska constitution, bills take effect 90 days after enactment unless two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy intends to call two special sessions during the summer on May 20 and August 2. Dunleavy will task lawmakers with addressing the state budget and the Permanent Fund dividend. The Legislature’s regular session is scheduled to […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has introduced a proposal to borrow $356.4 million for a variety of construction projects across the state. The proposal calls for a special election this coming spring or summer to allow voters to ratify or reject the […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capitol is closed to the public. Members of the Senate can be contacted at http://w3.akleg.gov/senate.php. Members of the House can be contacted at http://w3.akleg.gov/house.php.

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The Alaskan Independence Party and two Anchorage residents are suing the state of Alaska to overturn Ballot Measure 2. This ballot measure is a sweeping election reform initiative installing ranked-choice voting in Alaska’s general elections. Additionally, the lawsuit claims the […]

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Originally reported as defeated, Ballot Measure 2 was approved with 50.5% of the vote reported as of November 17. The measure will make several changes to the election process, including replacing partisan primaries with open top-four primaries for state executive, state legislative, […]

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Voters likely defeated Measure 2 on November 2. However, final vote totals may take up to a couple of weeks to announce. Measure 2 would have established ranked-choice voting for general elections, including the presidential election, in which voters would […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

Out of six applicants, three names were forwarded to Gov. Mike Dunleavy to fill the District 30 seat until a new legislator is sworn in in January. The district currently lacks representation since the untimely passing of Rep. Gary Knopp […]

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The Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled an election reform initiative can appear on the November Ballot. The court upheld a lower court decision confirming the legality of a proposed ballot measure. This will be imposing ranked choice voting, nonpartisan primary […]

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Governor Mike Dunleavy - by The Alaska Landmine

The Alaska Legislature adjourned after approving Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to spend over $1 billion in federal coronavirus funding. Lawmakers were spurred by a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the plans Gov. Dunleavy submitted to the Legislative Budget and Audit […]

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