Slideshow | Legislative Week in Review 5

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Willie Anderson, UniServ Director of NEA-Alaska, holds an anti-Senate Joint Resolution No. 9 sign as Mark Choate welcomes supporters of public schools to a lunchtime rally on the Capitol steps on Monday. SJR9 is a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to state aid for education.
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Supporters of public schools rally on the Capitol steps on Monday.
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Kellen Dumaop, 9, holds a sign during a rally in support of public schools in front of the Capitol on Monday.
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Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, questions Christie Jamieson, a staff member of Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, during an introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. The resolution urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the federal government.
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Christie Jamieson, a staff member of Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, reads an introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. The resolution urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the federal government.
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Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks to a Joint Transportation Committee about the Port of Anchorage at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, gustures during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, listens to Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, ask a question of Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday. Rep. Peggie Wilson, R-Wrangell, is right.
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J. Allan MacKinnon takes a photograph of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, center, and Brenda Hewitt, president of the Rotary Club of Juneau, before the Rotary's luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is greeted by Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, before her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks during an interview at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski visits with Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, before her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks during an interview at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski chats with 4-H members visiting Juneau from around the state before her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski poses with members of the Alaska Nurses Association visiting Juneau from around the state before her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski poses with social workers visiting Juneau from around the state before her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski poses with teachers and students visiting Juneau from the Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta before her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, center, is escorted to the House Chambers by Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, left, and Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.
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Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski gives her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski arrives in the House Chambers for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski gives her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature Wednesday as Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen from the front of the House Chambers. Murkowski said she plans on being a hellraiser on the subject of a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski gives her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature Wednesday as Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen from the front of the House Chambers.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski gives her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature Wednesday as Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen from the front of the House Chambers.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski meets with the state's media after her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Curtis Thayer, commissioner of the Department of Administration, right, and Mike Barnhill, deputy commissioner, speak to the House Budget Subcommittee on the Governor's Budget at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, center, speaks to reporters about education spending during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, left and Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, also attended.
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Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, speaks to reporters during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, and Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, also attended.
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski poses with female members of the legislature after her annual speech to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.
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Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, left, Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, announce they are filing a suite of new legislation for public schools during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Sam Kito III speaks to the media after being announced by Gov. Sean Parnell, left, for the House District 32 seat vacated by by longtime Juneau representative Beth Kerttula at the Capitol on Friday. Juneau's other legislators, Sen. Dennis Egan, center, and Rep. Cathy Munoz.
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Gov. Sean Parnell, left, announces Sam Kito III, second from left, for the House District 32 seat vacated by by longtime Juneau representative Beth Kerttula at the Capitol on Friday. Juneau's other legislators, Sen. Dennis Egan and Rep. Cathy Munoz also attended Friday's announcement.
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Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, Sam Kito III, Sen. Dennis Egan and Cathy Munoz shake hands after a press conference where Gov. Sean Parnell announce Kito as his pick to replace the House District 32 seat vacated by Beth Kerttula.
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Sam Kito III speaks to the media after being announced by Gov. Sean Parnell, background, for the House District 32 seat vacated by by longtime Juneau representative Beth Kerttula at the Capitol on Friday.
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Jesse Kiehl shows KTOO's Rosemary Alexander his filing paper to run for City Assembly next fall. Kiehl attended the press conference where Gov. Sean Parnell announced Sam Kito II to fill the House District 32 seat vacated by Beth Kerttula. Kiehl was one of three candidates the Tongass Democrats presented to the Governor for the seat.

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