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Senator Cathy Giessel

Senate President Giessel Statement on End of First Special Session

JUNEAU – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement on the conclusion of the first special session of the 31st Alaska Legislature....  Full Story >>

Senator Gary Stevens

Sen. Gary Stevens Comments on Release of $20 Million Grant to Schools

JUNEAU – With about three weeks remaining in the 2019 fiscal year, the Dunleavy administration this week distributed a one-time $20 million grant appropriated last year by the Alaska...  Full Story >>

Majority Press Office

Legislature Delivers Smallest Budget in 15 Years

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate today voted unanimously for the smallest operating budget in 15 years, resulting in a $600 million surplus.  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Legislature Achieves Historic Budget Cuts

Budget also transfers more than $10 billion to Permanent Fund’s protected principal  Full Story >>

Majority Press Office

Legislature Sends SB 91 Repeal to Governor's Desk

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today voted to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, strengthen the state’s sex crime laws, and provide police and prosecutors with new tools to fight...  Full Story >>

Senator Cathy Giessel

Statement from Senate President Giessel on Special Session

JUNEAU – Earlier today, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his intention to call a special session to address public safety, the budget and the Permanent Fund dividend....  Full Story >>

Majority Press Office

Senate Votes Unanimously to Repeal and Replace SB 91

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate today voted unanimously to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, strengthen the state’s sex crime laws, and provide police and prosecutors with new tools to...  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Statement from Sen. Stedman on Passing of Former Rep. Bill Williams

JUNEAU – Senator Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, today released the following statement on the passing of former Representative Bill Williams of Ketchikan.  Full Story >>

Senator Natasha von Imhof

Senate Passes Capital Budget

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate today unanimously passed a capital budget for fiscal year 2020.  Full Story >>

Senator Cathy Giessel

Legislature Approves Renewal of Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today approved a measure that improves statewide access to vaccines and reduces healthcare costs for providers and insurance payers....  Full Story >>

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