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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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Committee delays LIO lease decision

A joint House and Senate committee discussed the issue for nearly two hours Thursday night.

Harbor repair, mental health services top capital budget requests

Talk of reallocating funds within the governor's capital budget, drew out many stakeholders who have made funding requests.

Senate passes operating budget; Education cuts stay intact

Senate passes operating budget; Education cuts stay intact

The budget reduces unrestricted general fund spending by $470 million.

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