Peter Segall

The budget is passed and lawmakers have gone home

Now, it’s time to wait and see.

 

House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House gets tied up trying to address pandemic

Suspension resolution suspended.

House Speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, seated, speaks with other members of the House during an at ease on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)

Alaska’s 1st coronavirus case confirmed

‘No reason to panic.’

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and State health officials updated the media on Monday, March 2, 2020, on the status of novel coronavirus preparedness. (Courtesy photo | Office of the Governor)

House bill would drastically reduce PFD

20% of ERA draw for PFDs.

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                From left: House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, and House Finance Committee co-chairs Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, and Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, meet with reporters following a vote of the budget on Tuesday.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                From left: House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, and House Finance Committee co-chairs Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, and Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, meet with reporters following a vote of the budget on Tuesday.
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina heads up Lynn Canal towards Haines and Skagway from Juneau in 2008. (Juneau Empire File)

Ferry reshaping group has first meeting

First meeting was brief.

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina heads up Lynn Canal towards Haines and Skagway from Juneau in 2008. (Juneau Empire File)

House passes supplemental budget, after several disruptions

After disruption, bill sailed through.

A group of mostly Republican lawmakers gather on the steps of the Capitol for an anti-abortion rally Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A group of mostly Republican lawmakers gather on the steps of the Capitol for an anti-abortion rally Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed

Opposition groups to hold town hall.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

PFDs for land? Gov introduces land vouchers bill

Alaska’s land in Alaskan hands.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand President Paulette Moreno (front) speaks at the Alaska Native Issues Forum with Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand President Heather Gurko on Monday.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand President Paulette Moreno (front) speaks at the Alaska Native Issues Forum with Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand President Heather Gurko on Monday.

US Senators to address Alaska Legislature

Murkowski will speak on Tuesday.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                The Juneau School District’s administration building is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street.

Senators weigh extending bond debt moratorium

Bond payments could come back, but at lower rates.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                The Juneau School District’s administration building is at the corner of Glacier Avenue and 12th Street.