Talks continuing on who will rule the State Senate

    Juneau Senator Jesse Kiehl

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The first session of the 32nd Alaska State Legislature convenes on Tuesday, January 19, but it's still not known who will be in charge of either body.

    Juneau Senator Jesse Kiehl was asked on Action Line today (Monday) about the situation in his body.  He said conversations continue.  "Everybody is on everybody  else's phone pretty much and I think there are some possibilities starting to coalesce."   

    Kiehl adds that no deal is ever done until a deal is done.  "I've been elated, I've been despondent.  I've gone  back and forth.  Folks are just trying to get to a point where they know everybody in a majority caucus can work together and they'll be able to get a  budget out before the session ends which is the single most critical thing the Legislature has to do."

     

    More from Sitka Radio Center

    Events

    • Insurance Marketplace

      The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment for 2021 health coverage through Saturday, May 15. Sign up is at healthcare.gov. The SEARHC Patient Health Benefits team is available to assist with enrollment free of charge. Contact the team at outreach@searhc.org or call 966-8684.

      at None
    • Park is OPEN

      National Historical Park's Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the winter. The trails are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Park film, Voices of Sitka, is shown at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Jr. Ranger books and badges are available. Visitors are to maintain social distance and wear a mask when that isn’t possible while in the facility.

      at None
    • Sitka Local Foods Network 4th Annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest

      Do you think you have a great idea for a food business or product from Sitka? Do you grow food,fish for food, or cook food in Sitka? The Sitka Local Foods Network is hosting the fourth annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest in an effort to spark local food entrepreneurs so we can make more local food available to residents and visitors. The contest entry deadline is Friday, March 5. There is a small $25 entry fee for this contest. All participants (business and individual) must complete and submit your contest entry form by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 (by snail mail so it arrives before the deadline to Sitka Local Foods Network, Food Business Innovation Contest Entries, 408-D Marine Street, Sitka, Alaska, 99835, or by email with the Subject Line of “Food Business Innovation Contest Entries” to sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com).

      at None