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  1. Walker: Alaska faces fiscal crisis amid legislative inactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that the state is in a fiscal crisis as a result of legislative inaction in the face of a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Walker has long resisted referring to the situation as a crisis, calling it a challenge and saying it's only a crisis if nothing is done.

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  2. Alaska lawmakers begin another special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska lawmakers on Monday began a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker to address the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit, with a new proposal from Walker to institute a 3-percent statewide sales and use tax. Walker also called for further work in revamping the state's oil and gas tax credit system and for increasing the minimum tax on oil producers when prices are above $55 per barrel.

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  3. Alaska legislators face housing crunch as session continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska legislators were trying to finish as much work as they could, with many of them expected to be booted from their hotel rooms as a major Alaska Native gathering in Juneau coincides with the special session. Lawmakers have been bounced around a bit since failing to complete their work in April, within the voter-approved 90-day session limit.

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  4. Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to openRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    It's a project years in the making, and one of the last major buildings to be constructed by the state before the oil crash plunged Alaska into a deep deficit. The sleek, bright and airy facility is located at the site of the old museum downtown.

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  5. Lawmakers to pick up where they left off on budget, creditsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska legislators have agreed to pick up where they left off on numerous issues that were unresolved when the extended session ended last week, including the budget and oil and gas tax credits. Minority House Democrats tried unsuccessfully for a fresh start on tax credits, arguing for Gov. Bill Walker to be able to introduce a new bill.

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  6. Alaska lawmakers face special session with big issues leftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska legislators' to-do list is largely unchanged from four months ago, with the budget, oil tax credits and a plan to address a multibillion-dollar budget deficit unresolved as they head into a special session. While lawmakers passed major bills during the regular session aimed at changes to the state Medicaid program and the criminal justice system, they couldn't come to terms on the budget and revenue bills.

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  7. Alaska lawmakers facing extra time after an extended sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    The Alaska House late Wednesday failed to secure sufficient support to extend the regular session by up to 10 days after talks aimed at brokering a budget deal faltered. It also rejected a Senate rewrite of an oil and gas tax credit bill.

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  8. Alaska governor calls special session for budget, revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska lawmakers faced a special session after failing to reach agreement on a budget deal ahead of a constitutional meeting deadline. Gov. Bill Walker spared no time in issuing a special session call early Thursday, after the Senate and House ended the extended regular session.

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  9. Soapy Smith museum reopens with a bangRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND MAY 14-15, 2016 AND THEREAFTER This April 30, 2016 photo shows a mannequin of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, created by Martin Itjen, reflected in a mirror at the Jeff. Smith Parlor Museum during the museum's re-opening ceremony in Skagway, Alaska.

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  10. Legislators transitioning from Capitol to temporary digsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Alaska legislators being forced from the state Capitol due to renovation work are setting up shop in a no-frills, nearby former university building, where old classrooms or conference areas will serve as committee rooms and legislators in some cases will share close-quarters office space. By Monday, virtually everyone will need to be out of the Capitol because of the construction work.

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  11. Walker repeats need for fiscal plan in legislative briefingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday said he wouldn't veto legislation calling for structured, annual draws from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings if he doesn't get other pieces of his fiscal plan. But he made clear he wants a broader package from lawmakers.

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  12. Legislators head into overtime with big issues unresolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    The Alaska Legislature went into overtime Monday as it continued to wrestle with how to confront an estimated $4 billion state budget deficit. House Speaker Mike Chenault said legislative leaders planned to keep working past the voter-approved 90-day session limit in the hopes of reaching a compromise on outstanding issues, like oil and gas tax credits, in the next few days.

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  13. Skagway business proposes lottery kiosks, stalled by regsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    In this Sept. 30, 2014 photo provided by Olivia Klupar, Greg Klupar interacts with a kiosk which could be used to dispense raffle and lottery tickets to buyers in Skagway, Alaska.

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  14. Search suspended for Marines missing after helicopters crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps shows a Marine Officer attached to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 uses binoculars to search for debris of a helicopter mishap in Haliewa Beach Park, Hawaii. Rescuers battled winds of up to 23 mph and waves up to 30 feet as they searched for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters they were in crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

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  15. Declining prices hit energy-producing states hardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    While other states were tightening their belts during the dark days of the Great Recession, Wyoming was socking away billions of dollars in energy revenues in the bank, building new schools and funding an endowment that offers college scholarships to its high school grads. But with the recent slide in energy prices, fuel-rich states like Wyoming and Alaska are now facing the same sort of budget crises that had hit the rest of the nation.

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