Latest news from the Alaska Legislature: On Saturday, lawmakers made little headway on their final budget differences over school funding and state employee pay, even as they moved an array of other bills like a sexual abuse prevention measure and another naming the state library after a Russian Orthodox priest.
Here's a roundup of the latest news from the Alaska Legislature. On Friday, Gov. Bill Walker made good on his promise and vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault that would have limited the state's natural gas pipeline options.
Republican House Speaker Mike Chenault acknowledged for the first time Thursday that because he'll need votes from Independent Democratic Caucus members to use Constitutional Budget Reserve funds, those lawmakers will have leverage in budget negotiations.Pat Forgey
Here's a roundup of the latest news from the Alaska Legislature. On Thursday, the conflict between Gov. Bill Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature intensified as the Senate moved to disregard an order from Walker to hold confirmation votes on Friday.