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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Senate State Affairs Committee members John Coghill, R-North Pole, left, Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, and Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, listen to UAA Professor Emeritus in Economics, Scott Goldsmith about possible budget solutions during a hearing for SB 128 at the Capitol on Thursday.

For lawmakers, 3 options to tap Fund earnings

If there's one thing Alaska's lawmakers agree on, it's this: No single trick or approach will solve the state's annual deficit, now approaching $4 billion. Most of the 60 legislators working in the Capitol agree on something else.

by JAMES BROOKS

Education commissioner feels 'no animosity' over being replaced

Michael Hanley, one of the few state commissioners held over from the administration of Gov. Sean Parnell, is on the way out.
JAMES BROOKS

Mining tax increase gets first hearing in Legislature

The state of Alaska has never changed its mining taxes. To find the last time Alaskan miners had to open their tax books, you have to look back before statehood, before even the Alaska Constitution.
JAMES BROOKS

Alaska judge hears arguments in Medicaid expansion suit

JUNEAU - A state court judge in Anchorage heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid without legislative approval.
Becky Bohrer

Settlement up for approval in campaign violations case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Public Offices Commission will consider a settlement in a campaign disclosure violations case involving two independent political groups once linked to Gov. Bill Walker's deputy chief of staff.

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