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Alaska: 2017 Regular Session Begins
January 18, 2017

The State Legislature began the 30th legislative session Tuesday in Juneau, with a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans assuming control of the House. Lawmakers are expected to focus on the state budget, especially on closing a spending gap. Legislators also are expected to focus on natural gas pipeline projects and state pensions. The session is scheduled to adjourn in mid-April.

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