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Stories with organization: Alaska State Legislature
  • Legislature adjourns special session called by Walker 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:46 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature on Thursday ended the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker and immediately began its own special session, in Anchorage instead of Juneau.

  • Senate panel advances revised sexual assault prevention bill 
    Updated: May-20-15 7:34 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.

  • Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 9:06 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker warned Monday that about 15,000 state employees could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature. A debate also escalated over whether the special session will continue to be held in Juneau or moved to Anchorage.

  • House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:59 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time.

  • By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it 
    Updated: May-07-15 7:46 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Last week, Gov. Bill Walker called lawmakers into a special session after the Legislature failed to pass a fully funded budget for the coming fiscal year. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over cuts to education funding and pay for union workers, among other things. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit this year and next amid low oil prices.

  • Walker plans event on Alaska's fiscal situation 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:41 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to reach out to Alaskans for their thoughts on the right size of state government and future revenue options.

  • Walker signs bill allowing bonding for rail safety system 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:16 am

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Legislation authorizing the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $37 million in bonds to help pay for a federally mandated safety system has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker.

  • Unsettled budget creates uncertainties for ferry system 
    Updated: May-06-15 4:40 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's ferry system plans no changes to its schedule due to the budget situation at least until the end of the fiscal year on June 30, a spokesman says.

  • Governor signs bill creating Marijuana Control Board 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska.

  • Alaska Legislature passes child support bill 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 4:09 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers have passed legislation to bring state child support law into line with an international treaty under which the United States and other nations enforce child-support orders for one another.