Senate awaits House version of budget bill by mid-April
Hello again from the Capitol. It is a very active time in Juneau as the Legislature enters the final weeks of the 2019 session....
Capitol Report: Special session update
As you may know, the governor has called the Legislature into special session to finish work on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, finalize the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), and pass a criminal justice reform bill (HB-49).
Interim report: second special session will decide PFD
Hello again. After our regular session and special session in Juneau, it has been nice to spend some time at home in Kodiak and...
$1,600 PFD, restored cuts to operating budget, await Dunleavy OK
Senator Gary Stevens in Cordova on Friday, April 12, 2019. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova TimesHello from...
Cruise ship passengers airlifted to Cordova
Two passengers from separate cruise ships suffering life-threatening medical issues were airlifted by the Coast Guard to Cordova during the past week. They were transported on for advanced medical care.
Capitol Report: Budget issues again will dominate 2020 legislative debate
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget will be unveiled by mid-December, a little over a month before session begins.
Capitol Report: Legislative session opens in Juneau
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called to draw $1.5 billion from the Constitutional Budget Reserve to meet expenses during the coming fiscal year.
Capitol Report: Work on 2021 budget is well underway
The Alaska Legislature has been extremely active assessing a proposed $4.5 billion budget, plus an additional $2 billion to pay Permanent Fund Dividends, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.
Capitol Report: Budget remains central focus of legislators
There's no reason legislators shouldn't be able to find a workable solution to Alaska's ferry problems, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.
Capitol Report: Supplemental budget passes House
Sen. Gary Stevens provides a breakdown of the supplemental budget passed by the Alaska House of Representatives.