What to expect from the 2024 legislature | Alaska Insight

Lawmakers are gathered in Juneau for the second session of the 33rd legislature. Education funding, energy costs, the size of the PFD, and a long-term fiscal plan for the state are among the issues lawmakers are seeking to address, but how will those debates play out?

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Alaska Public Media’s Legislative Reporter Eric Stone, and Anchorage Daily News Politics Reporter Iris Samuels to discuss what to expect from this year’s session.

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station's TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she traveled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia, and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga, and traveling.

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