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Lawmakers to tackle budget, crime bill, daylight saving time


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature is entering what is scheduled to be its last two weeks, with major bills yet to be resolved as lawmakers face a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

The House and Senate finance committees plan to meet two, sometimes three times a day, during the upcoming week. As time winds down, here are a few things to watch for:


The Senate Finance Committee plans to take up the capital budget midweek.

The budget, once eagerly

anticipated by legislators as a way to get funding for infrastructure projects back home, has been pared back significantly...

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