Alaska Political Stories

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.

Juneau tries to beat the clock on bond request for building fix

The Juneau School District is seeking $17 million to $20 million in state money to help upgrade the former Marie Drake Middle School -- before a bill which would block those funds could go into effect.

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.

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House approves marijuana control board

House Bill 123 would create a five-person board to regulate the drug like alcohol.

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.

Bill would allow parents to opt children into sexual education classes

SB89 also bars outside groups from distributing materials on sex ed in Alaska public schools.

National conservative group playing a role in Anchorage mayoral race

Major conservative political groups are stepping into the Anchorage mayor’s race. The May 5 runoff between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz is drawing increasing attention from state and national organizations hoping to influence local politics.

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.

SNL comedian skewers all at gathering of Washington politicos

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