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Anchorage Republican Gillis sworn in as newest Alaska House member

Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Anchorage Republican Mel Gillis after Josh Revak moved up from the House to fill the Senate vacancy caused by the death of Sen. Chris Birch.

State settles lawsuit over Alaska Hire law

Photo by The administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy has settled a lawsuit seeking to have the Alaska Hire law declared unconstitutional. The company Colaska Inc. sued the...

Sponsors of complex ‘Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative’ say its benefits are clear

Advocates for the proposed ballot initiative say it would promote more open politics in the state — but state Republican leaders say it’s unconstitutional.

‘A hidden giant’: Alaska Legislature’s nonpartisan voice on the state budget is retiring

As the Alaska Legislature’s chief budget analyst, Teal has been the go-to source for nonpartisan information on state spending and revenues. That will end next month when Teal retires. And budget experts say Teal’s work will be missed.

Dunleavy revenue commissioner resigns as state budget proposal deadline approaches

Bruce Tangeman has resigned as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue, the Office of the Governor announced Nov. 15.

Dunleavy statement on school funding stirs hope among education advocates

The governor said he views “education as the cornerstone to any society.”

Judge rules funding schools a year ahead is valid, dealing defeat to Dunleavy

A state judge ruled on Thursday that school funding for this year that the Alaska Legislature passed last year is valid.

Dunleavy administration to spend $600,000 on Outside law firm to help with union lawsuits

The state posted a request for proposals for a law firm that has experience arguing cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal expert: Previous Alaska Supreme Court decisions favor Recall Dunleavy argument

A crowd in Anchorage's Cuddy Park to sign a petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy (Photo: Zachariah Hughes - Alaska Public Media, Anchorage) A national expert in recalls...

Recall Dunleavy group sues over rejected application

The group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy has sued over the rejection of its recall application.

Pioneer Homes residents sue Dunleavy, state over sudden rate increase

The plaintiffs argue that having their rates more than double in a single month is unreasonable and made without reasonable notice. They also say that residents are faced with decisions like divorce and bankruptcy as a result of the increases.

Alaska Senate Republicans confirm Revak for open Senate seat

The Alaska Senate Republicans voted Saturday to confirm Rep. Josh Revak to fill a vacant Senate seat in Anchorage.

Trump takes to Twitter to back Dunleavy amid recall effort

The Recall Dunleavy chair says the president should stay out of state politics.

In the face of University of Alaska budget cuts, state lawmakers weigh next steps

The Alaska Legislature’s top budget analyst noted that the Legislature can steer money to different parts of the university.

Judge approves signature gathering for initiative that would change state elections

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Yvonne Lamoureux overruled Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, who rejected the Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative.

Dunleavy reaches his supporters, inside and outside Alaska, through national media outlets

In the appearances on Fox News, Breitbart News and talk radio shows, Dunleavy has drawn a parallel between the potential recall effort he’s facing and the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

Former state lawyer sues over being fired, saying she couldn’t sign Dunleavy “pledge of loyalty”

Former assistant public advocate Kelly Parker filed the lawsuit in Anchorage Superior Court on October 8th, against Dunleavy, his former chief of staff Tuckerman Babcock, and the state.

State senators’ support may clear path for Revak confirmation

Multiple senators, including Senate President Cathy Giessel, said they support confirming Anchorage Republican Rep. Josh Revak to the District M Senate seat.

“I’m going to come off my high horse.” Alaska’s Republican senators inch closer compromise on dividend

Why hasn’t Alaska solved the problem of what to do about the permanent fund dividend? A long-term solution faces major political obstacles.