This annual tradition was once again held on Saturday, and since you may not have had the time to attend, and the event isn’t live streamed anywhere, we’ll help you out by telling you the five things you need take from the event. Think of it as a CliffsNotes version of the two hours of political back and forth.
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With election season over and the legislature set to reconvene next Tuesday, Rep. Tammie Wilson is renewing her criticism of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Office of Children Services (OCS) because of what she views as overzealous actions in separating children from families.
The Alaska State Senate Majority today released their full list of committee assignments. The only noteworthy assignment I see is freshman Sen-elect Natasha Von Imhof got a seat on Finance, but that has been known for some time. Everything else looks pretty status quo.
Incoming House Rules Committee Chairwoman Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux sent a memo to legislators late Wednesday telling them because of the state’s fiscal crisis she has been forced to raise prices at the State Capitol cafeteria.
The ongoing drama in the fate of the Legislative Information Office (LIO) in Downtown Anchorage took another turn Tuesday with a threat of a lawsuit over the deal officially being delivered by the deal’s financiers.
The Alaska State Legislature appears to be exploring new options for office space in Anchorage following Governor Bill Walker threatening to veto funding for a $32.5 million offer to purchase the current Legislative Information Office (LIO) in downtown Anchorage.
If you want to see real progress for civilization, look up north to the last frontier â€“ Alaska. The state senate has just passed a criminal justice reform bill that may be a model for other states to follow. The example doesnâ€™t just end with the law, itâ€™s also a first hand look at what could happen when people across the aisle work together.