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Thousands of state workers face could face pink slips

Pink slips loom as budget standoff continues

Governor Bill Walker used his line item veto authority Monday, forcing lawmakers to resume work on a budget that partially funds the government

Governor rolls out new budget, with education increases

The total budget is 1.5% higher than the original proposal passed by the legislature Monday.

Legislature passes budget but multi-billion dollar shortfall remains

The Alaska Legislature has passed a state spending plan but a vote to draw money from a state savings account to pay for the budget failed to gain enough votes. The decision raises questions about how the state will pay for basic services in the coming year.

Capitol quiet as budget negotiations continue

The Senate and House will meet this weekend, almost a week past the legislature's scheduled adjournment date of April 19.

Lawmakers call state's strained budget a 'sinking ship'

Disagreements over the state's operating budget continue to keep lawmakers in Juneau past the 90-day session.  Members of the Senate Finance Committee spoke out Tuesday for the first time since the session was extended Sunday night.

Committee funds Anchorage LIO for one more year

The Legislative Council Committee voted 13-1, to fund the lease on Anchorage's Legislative Information Office building for one more year.

State Senate passes leanest capital budget since 2001

The Alaska Senate voted 18-2 Saturday morning to pass the state’s capital budget, which is pegged as the leanest since 2001.

Governor reaffirms plan to proceed with second gas line project

All 60 members of the Alaska Legislature received a 7 page letter Friday from Gov. Bill Walker indicating his plans to advance both the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Line project and the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline.

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