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The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to call for a special election to elect a mayor for the remainder of the current term. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker stepped in to the role in November following the passing of […]

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The Alaska Public Offices Commission proposes to adopt regulation changes concerning mitigation criteria and penalty assessment for violations of state lobbying and campaign finance laws. Substantive changes include expanding the definition of inexperienced filer to take into account technical issues, […]

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The 3rd special session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, November 5. Lawmakers approved a $160 million spending bill for the state’s natural gas pipeline. Construction is still years away, but the money will allow […]

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker called for a third special legislative session to convene on October 24, 2015. The Legislature will meet in Juneau to consider an act to monetize certain natural gas reserves via a gas reserves tax, as well […]

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker plans to call a special legislative session to address details of, and issues related to, the development of a natural gas pipeline. The state is currently developing the project with three oil producers and a pipeline […]

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On July 14, 2015, the Anchorage Assembly voted 7-3 to move the regular 2017 city elections from November back to April. Last year the city Assembly voted to change city elections from April to November in the hopes of boosting […]

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The Alaska State Legislature adjourned its second special session on Thursday, June 11, 2015. It took both houses nearly two months to reach an agreement on budget terms, pushing negotiations to within three weeks of a potential government shutdown set […]

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The first session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature adjourned on Monday, April 27 after a week of frustrating budget negotiations. A deal was passed to fund the government through the fall. Following adjournment, Gov. Bill Walker immediately called a […]

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker hinted at a possible special session if the Legislature does not act on Medicaid expansion before the session’s scheduled end on Sunday. Walker considers expansion necessary while many legislators have concerns about adding thousands of people […]

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Today we will be visiting the Alaska capitol and learning about its history. The first Alaska statehouse was located in Elks Lodge Hall in Juneau, the current capital. Legislators started meeting there in 1913 after Alaska became a territory of […]

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On December 1, 2014 Bill Walker will be sworn in as Alaska’s governor. If you are planning involvement in inaugural events, be aware of the gift and campaign finance laws. Lobbyists and non-lobbyists may provide legislators with tickets or contributions […]

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Reggie Drummond, administrator of the Alaska Legislature’s Select Committee on Legislative Ethics, resigned effective September 15. He claims he simply did not enjoy the job and was not a good fit. The ethics committee advises legislators on ethical matters and […]

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The Select Committee on Legislative Ethics hired a new administrator to succeed Joyce Anderson. Anderson is retiring July 11 after 13 years in the position. Reginald Drummond, her successor, begins his new job June 30. The two will work together […]

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The 28th Alaska State Legislature adjourned an extended session sine die on Friday, April 25. Originally set to adjourn April 20, both the House and Senate remained in session until compromising on a major education reform bill and a controversial […]

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