Slideshow | Legislative Week in Review 7

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Alaska Sen. Mark Begich gives his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday 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. Mark Begich speaks to reporters after his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday.
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Alaska Sen. Mark Begich shakes hands with legislators after his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday in the House Chambers.
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Alaska Sen. Mark Begich leaves the House Chambers after his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday.
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Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen to Alaska Sen. Mark Begich gives his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday.
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In a standing room only House Finance Committee room, Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School seniors Dalton Wells, left, and Sariah Wilson, center, Career Guide Kristi Smith, give testimony in favor of money spent on the Department of Labor's Youth First Grant program on Tuesday.
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House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, gives an interview in a Capitol hallway on Tuesday.
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Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, right, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, answer a flood of reporters questions after their Senate Majority Caucus press availability at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Alexandra Gutierrez, of the Alaska Public Radio Network, interviews Alaska Sen. Mark Begich during his visit to the Capitol in Juneau on Monday where he made his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature.
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Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, speaks during a press availability at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, left, and Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, listen to Hans Rodvik, an intern for Sen. Coghill, speak on Senate Bill 176 during the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Senate Bill 176, sponsored by Sen. Coghill, would prohibit the university from banning firearms or knifes on its campuses with the exception of restricted areas where visitors are screened.
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Unversity of Alaska President Patrick Gamble, right, speaks to Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, after public testimony on Senate Bill 176 at the Capitol on Wednesday. Senate Bill 176, sponsored by Sen. Coghill, would prohibit the university from banning firearms or knifes on its campuses with the exception of restricted areas where visitors are screened. Gamble has spoken against the bill.
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Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, speaks to reporters during a press availability at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, speaks to reporters during a press conference with Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, asks a question Thursday during the Joint Transportation Committee meeting on building a road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River.
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Sandy Williams, right, prepresenting Citizens Pro Road, testifies in favor of extending the road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday. Patrick Kemp, left, Commissioner of Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Jeff Ottesen, Program Development Director for DOTPF, with map, listen with other Juneau residents on the mega project.
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Jeff Ottesen, Program Development Director for Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, testifies on extending the road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Mike Vigue, left, Chief of Surface Transportation Planning for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Jeff Ottesen, Program Development Director for DOTPF, testify on extending the road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Clay Good testifies against extending the road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River during a Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol on Thursday.

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