Peter Segall

House passes supplemental budget, after several disruptions

House passes supplemental budget, after several disruptions

After disruption, bill sailed through.

House passes supplemental budget, after several disruptions
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

Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed

Opposition groups to hold town hall.

Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed
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.
Alaska Native leaders say racial discrimination still affects communities
Alaska Native leaders say racial discrimination still affects communities
US Senators to address Alaska Legislature

US Senators to address Alaska Legislature

Murkowski will speak on Tuesday.

US Senators to address Alaska Legislature
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.
Bill would require state to officially recognize Alaska’s 229 tribes
Bill would require state to officially recognize Alaska’s 229 tribes
Chief Justice says courts don’t have optional programs, calls for more funding
Chief Justice says courts don’t have optional programs, calls for more funding
Senator kicked off committee for breaking caucus rule has bill to end caucus rule
Senator kicked off committee for breaking caucus rule has bill to end caucus rule
‘Start them up!’: Ferry supporters demand action
‘Start them up!’: Ferry supporters demand action
Schools are holding fast in a time of deep cuts

Schools are holding fast in a time of deep cuts

There’s more to education than schools.

Schools are holding fast in a time of deep cuts
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion
Governor begins town hall series on Monday

Governor begins town hall series on Monday

PFD change needs a vote, governor said.

Governor begins town hall series on Monday
Alaskans win thousands in state’s first ever PFD raffle

Alaskans win thousands in state’s first ever PFD raffle

Donations from PFD turned into huge payouts.

Alaskans win thousands in state’s first ever PFD raffle
Once again, veto override fails

Once again, veto override fails

45 is a hard number to reach.

Once again, veto override fails
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Lawmakers get gloomy budget forecast

State can’t keep spending like it is, analysts say.

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9.

New report recommends corporations, port authorities run Alaska’s ferry system

The governor and lawmakers have been waiting for this report.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, speaks to the media in this file photo from 2017.

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, speaks to the media in this file photo from 2017.