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On October 4, 2018, the Anchorage Superior Court heard witnesses in the formal appeal of an Alaska Public Office Commission (APOC) decision allowing unlimited contributions to independent expenditure groups. Several citizens, represented by the nonprofit group Equal Citizens, claim the […]

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Gov. Bill Walker signed significant legislative ethics reforms into law on July 19. House Bill 44 prohibits lobbyists from buying meals or alcoholic drinks for legislators, requires legislators to receive prior approval for travel abroad that is paid for by […]

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The Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 44, a bill with the potential to remove an initiative measure known as the Government Accountability Act from the November ballot. Under the Alaska Constitution, if a bill is deemed to be substantially similar […]

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The 30th Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die in the early hours of May 13. The legislative session was extended with lawmakers working past the 90-day, voter-approved session limit in mid-April, but finishing within the constitutional time limit of up to […]

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January 9, 2018  •  

Alaska State Senator Resigning

Alaska state Sen. Mike Dunleavy announced he will resign his Senate E seat to focus on a campaign for governor. Had Dunleavy remained in office, he would have been prohibited from campaigning or raising money during the legislative session, which […]

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November 27, 2017  •  

Alaska Adjourns Special Session

Alaska’s fourth special session adjourned on November 21 after reaching the 30-day limit set by the state’s constitution. Since November 10, lawmakers were in a technical session after the Senate attempted to adjourn the special session after passing a criminal […]

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The Alaska Senate adjourned the fourth special session on November 10. However, on November 13 the House majority coalition announced plans to hold technical sessions until the special session ends November 21. A technical session will force the Senate to […]

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Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation to convene the Legislature’s fourth special session on October 23 to address revenue and public safety issues. The governor has proposed a payroll tax of 1.5 percent that is expected to generate between $300 […]

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Alaska Governor Bill Walker asked his legislative director to notify legislators he will be calling a special session to convene on October 23. The focus of this special session will be on finding alternative forms of revenue that are vital […]

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An Alaska ballot initiative has been proposed to limit perks received by lawmakers. The proposed Alaska Government Accountability Act would limit lawmakers and aides from accepting meals or drinks purchased by lobbyists by restricting the acceptance of food and drink […]

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On July 27, the Legislature is expected to convene again for a one-day special session to pass the state’s capital construction budget. This will be the Legislature’s third special session. Lawmakers were previously unable to agree to a compromise on […]

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Alaska’s second special session adjourned July 15 with lawmakers ending the oil tax credit program. The Legislature may be called back into another special session soon to deal with the unfinished business of the capital budget and deficit reduction measures. […]

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Gov. Bill Walker signed a shutdown-averting $8.8 billion state operating budget into law; however, the Alaska Legislature remains in session to address oil and gas tax credits. The 30-day special session ends July 16. Lawmakers have set a record this […]

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The Alaska Legislature’s first special session ran out of time on June 16 without lawmakers passing a budget bill to resolve the state’s annual $2.7 billion deficit. Gov. Bill Walker immediately called a second special session convening that same day […]

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