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Alaska Legislature honors Coach Joe Floyd

  The Alaska Legislature on Friday passed a citation honoring Coach Joe Floyd who passed away February 22. Joe and wife Carolyn moved to Kodiak in 1955, when Floyd accepted the job as a teacher and coach at Kodiak High School. The citation lists a long line of sports and other local after-school activities Floyd was instrumental in starting. They …

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Sen. Gary Stevens gives impassioned plea to save University of Alaska, but not enough votes to block governor’s vetoes

  Alaska’s legislators did not have the votes needed on Wednesday to overturn the governor’s line-item vetoes. The largest cut was to the University of Alaska, which could devastate the university system, and have trickle down effects on Kodiak College. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens spoke passionately in defense of university funding during Wednesday’s joint session of the House and Senate …

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Legislature fails to override governor’s sweeping vetoes, last chance is Friday

  Deadline to override the governor’s vetoes is Friday, but first effort failed for lack of votes.   Story by Andrew Kitchenman at KTOO in Juneau who also reports for AlaskaPublic. Alaska lawmakers failed Wednesday to override some $400 million in budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, as fewer legislators were present in Juneau than the 45 votes needed to …

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Local legislators say full $3,000 PFD checks would have serious effects on state operations

  The Alaska legislature has just a few days remaining in the 30-day special session called by Governor Mike Dunleavy. Much of the time has been spent on trying to figure out what the state should do with the Permanent Fund Dividend. And at this point, it is anyone’s guess what could happen with this year’s PFD checks. Governor Mike …

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House and Senate add funds to state budget, Stevens says budget still has a long way to go

It’s still too early to see how Kodiak will fare in the state budget. Despite both the Alaska State House and the Alaska Senate standing firm in opposition to major cuts to programs such as schools and ferries, Kodiak’s Senator Gary Stevens says there’s still a long way to go. He said once the legislature passes the budget, the governor …

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Borough Assembly Urges Legislature to Step Up, Pass the Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly gave the legislature a nudge forward at an assembly regular meeting last night. It passed a resolution that urged the legislature to pass a “balanced” and “sustainable” state budget. Borough Manager Michael Powers explained that Governor Walker’s office contacted all the members of the Alaska Municipal League, which includes many of the cities …

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Potential Candidates Have Looming Deadline

Zoe Sobel/KUCB – Jay Barrett/KMXT People planning on running for elected office this year have until 5 p.m. today, June 1st to register for primary and general elections. That’s the deadline for all positions including – United States AND Alaska senators and representatives. According to the Alaska Division of Elections web site, there are currently no opponents for District P …

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