Slideshow | 30th Legislature Convenes

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage, kneels with his sons, Adticus, 1, and Truman, 4, before being sworn-in on the first day of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Juneau Police Department's Lt. Kris Sell, left, and others hold a rally in front of the Capitol to send positive thoughts to the 30th Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The rally is part of the department's "Year of Kindness" initiative.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, left, turns over the Senate President's gavel to Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, on the first day of the first session of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, right, congratulate Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, after being sworn-in by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on the first day of the first session of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, gavels in as the new Speaker of the House during the first day of the first session of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, is persauded to remove to objection to elect Rep. Bryce Edgmon to Speaker of the House during the opening of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Representative huddle after Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, objected to elect Rep. Bryce Edgmon to Speaker of the House during the opening of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, is questioned by his caucas members after he objected to elect Rep. Bryce Edgmon to Speaker of the House during the opening of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, left, Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, Rep. Justin Parish, D-Juneau, and Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneaui, are sworn-in by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on the first day of the first session of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, right, are sworn-in to office on the first day of the first session of 30th Alaska Legislature at the Capitol in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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The 1th Session of 30th Alaska Legislature opens on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Description

For one day, there were smiles. At times resembling students returning for the first day of a new high school year, the 30th Alaska Legislature convened Tuesday for at least 90 days of business. Among the 60 lawmakers who took their oaths of office were 15 freshmen, newcomers elected for the first time as part of an anti-incumbent wave last fall. “There’s so many new people,” said Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks and a veteran returning for his sixth session. Read more here: http://juneauempire.com/state/2017-01-17/deficit-distant-thunder-legisla...

All photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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