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The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is a bicameral institution. The upper house is the Alaska Senate, which has 20 members. The lower house is the Alaska House of Representatives which is composed of 40 members. The legislature is dominated by the Republican Party. State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Official languages English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² 13. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The Alaska State Senate is the upper house in the Alaska State Legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The Alaska House of Representatives is the lower house in the Alaska State Legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Republican Party is a name used by many political parties. ...


The Alaska Legislature meets in the state capital of Juneau, Alaska. Juneau redirects here. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Official languages English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² 13. ...


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