Slideshow | Legislative Week in Review 3

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Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, right, gets up after testifing in front of the House Health and Social Services Committee on Tuesday on House Bill 263 which would extend the Senior Benefits Program for another four years.
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General Patrick K. Gamble, president of the University of Alaska, gives an overview of the University of Alaska budget to the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.
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General Patrick K. Gamble, president of the University of Alaska, right, gives an overview of the University of Alaska budget to the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.
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Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, right, and Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, answer questions at the Native Issues Forum held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday.
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Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, left, and Ricardo Worl, president of Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, share a light moment at the Native Issues Forum held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday.
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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks at the Native Issues Forum held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday.
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Ricardo Worl, president of Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, and Nancy Barnes make introductions at the Native Issues Forum held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday.
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Ricardo Worl, president of Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, right, welcome Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, to the stage during the Native Issues Forum held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday.
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Gov. Sean Parnell speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Gov. Sean Parnell speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Gov. Sean Parnell speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, left, speaks during a House Majority Caucus press conference on Thursday as Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, center, and Rep. Pete Higgins, R-Fairbanks, listen.
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Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, right, speaks during a House Majority Caucus press conference on Thursday as Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, listens.
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Rep. Pete Higgins, R-Fairbanks, right, speaks during a House Majority Caucus press conference on Thursday as Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, center, and Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, listen.
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Crossing guard Greg Germain helps parents and students in front of Harborview Elementary School on Thursday. Sen. Kevin Meyer introduced Senate Bill 123 that would allow cities to ban the use of cell phones in a school zone.
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Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, right, has her blood pressure taken by Teresa Markham, of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, on Wednesday at the Capitol. Alaska’s Emergency Medical Services Directors and the Alaska Council on EMS sponsor the Emergency Medical Services Day at the Legislature each year.
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Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, right, has his blood pressure taken by Samantha Cunningham, of the Southern Region EMS Council, on Wednesday at the Capitol. Alaska’s Emergency Medical Services Directors and the Alaska Council on EMS sponsor the Emergency Medical Services Day at the Legislature each year.

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