Legislative News

University of Alaska officials wary of cuts as impending budget drop date looms - Alaska Public Media News

2 hours 14 min ago
University of Alaska officials wary of cuts as impending budget drop date looms  Alaska Public Media News

The University of Alaska has made arrangements to fund core operations if there's no finalized state budget when the new fiscal year starts July first.

K-12 education funding to be released amid ongoing constitutional dispute - KTUU.com

5 hours 35 min ago
K-12 education funding to be released amid ongoing constitutional dispute  KTUU.com

K-12 education funding will be released amid an ongoing dispute between the Legislature and the Dunleavy administration.

Throw the bums out | News - Anchorage Press

10 hours 47 sec ago
Throw the bums out | News  Anchorage Press

The legislative leadership's high-handed decision to ignore Gov. Mike Dunleavy's special session call in Wasilla on the Permanent Fund dividend to meet ...

Legal memo supports special session shift from Wasilla to Juneau - KTUU.com

Tue, 2019-06-25 20:06
Legal memo supports special session shift from Wasilla to Juneau  KTUU.com

A memorandum from the Alaska Legislature's attorneys supports the idea that lawmakers can change the location of an upcoming special session, even if that ...

Former Alaska lawmaker disappointed with retroactive per diem payments - Alaska Public Media News

Tue, 2019-06-25 17:58
Former Alaska lawmaker disappointed with retroactive per diem payments  Alaska Public Media News

The council that handles state legislative business between sessions recently voted to allow lawmakers to collect per diem payments for the days they were in ...

'Derelict vessel' law snags Alaska fishermen - National Fisherman

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:16
'Derelict vessel' law snags Alaska fishermen  National Fisherman

A well-intended new Alaska law has gone awry from a botched roll out that has turned thousands of Alaskan fishing vessel, tender, barge and sport fish ...

Cash-strapped marine highway will take Alaska's largest ferry out of service - KTOO

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:15
Cash-strapped marine highway will take Alaska's largest ferry out of service  KTOO

The cash-strapped Alaska Marine Highway System plans to tie up its largest ferry. State transportation officials confirmed that the MV Columbia will not sail past ...

Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana - Physician's Weekly

Tue, 2019-06-25 10:19
Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana  Physician's Weekly

Jun 25, 2019 | Reuters | 0 |. Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana. By Karen Pierog. CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois on Tuesday ...

Illinois just became the first state to legalize marijuana sales through the legislature — here are all the states where marijuana is legal - Midland Reporter-Telegram

Tue, 2019-06-25 09:52
Illinois just became the first state to legalize marijuana sales through the legislature — here are all the states where marijuana is legal  Midland Reporter-Telegram

Illinois lawmakers passed a bill that legalizes the possession and commercial sale of marijuana in the state earlier this month. Governor JB Pritzker, who made ...

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes - USA TODAY

Tue, 2019-06-25 08:33
Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAY

Illinois is the first state to legalize marijuana sales via the Legislature. It joins 10 other states in allowing recreational pot use.

Scofflaw legislative leaders make Alaska statutes 'optional' - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-06-25 07:56
Scofflaw legislative leaders make Alaska statutes 'optional'  Must Read Alaska

By REP. BEN CARPENTER. Danger — without action on our part, following the law in Alaska is about to become optional. Meeting in Wasilla for the second ...

Scofflaw legislative leaders make Alaska statutes 'optional' - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-06-25 07:29
Scofflaw legislative leaders make Alaska statutes 'optional'  Must Read Alaska

By REP. BEN CARPENTER. Danger — without action on our part, following the law in Alaska is about to become optional. Meeting in Wasilla for the second ...

Scofflaw legislative leaders making Alaska statutes 'optional' - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-06-25 07:29
Scofflaw legislative leaders making Alaska statutes 'optional'  Must Read Alaska

By REP. BEN CARPENTER. Danger — without action on our part, following the law is about to become optional. Meeting in Wasilla for the second special ...

Andrew Yang: Alaska proves a universal basic income can work - Big Think

Tue, 2019-06-25 07:19
Andrew Yang: Alaska proves a universal basic income can work  Big Think

The Alaska directs oil revenue into a fund that pays Alaskans a yearly dividend. Andrew Yang believes Alaska is a model for how effective and popular a ...

Let the people of Alaska decide - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-06-25 03:49
Let the people of Alaska decide  Must Read Alaska

By THE ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has told the legislative Permanent Fund dividend working group that any changes to the annual ...

Let the people of Alaska decide - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-06-25 03:49
Let the people of Alaska decide  Must Read Alaska

By THE ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has told the legislative Permanent Fund dividend working group that any changes to the annual ...

The grand bargain | Columnists - Anchorage Press

Mon, 2019-06-24 21:10
The grand bargain | Columnists  Anchorage Press

There is a grand bargain that can be achieved for Alaska by our current government, that will settle both the PFD and the state budget for decades to come. But.

Alaska fishing boats, barges, tenders, sports charters: You are lawbreakers under a new rule few know about! By LAINE WELCH - SitNews

Mon, 2019-06-24 18:50
Alaska fishing boats, barges, tenders, sports charters: You are lawbreakers under a new rule few know about! By LAINE WELCH  SitNews

June 24, 2019. Monday PM. (SitNews) - A well-intended new Alaska law has gone awry from a botched roll out that has turned thousands of Alaskan fishing ...

Cost-cutting will take Alaska's flagship ferry out of service - Alaska Public Media News

Mon, 2019-06-24 18:15
Cost-cutting will take Alaska's flagship ferry out of service  Alaska Public Media News

The cash-strapped Alaska Marine Highway System plans to tie up its flagship ferry to save money. State transportation officials confirm that the M/V Columbia ...

Legislators defy Dunleavy, announce Juneau as special session location - Alaska Public Media News

Mon, 2019-06-24 17:59
Legislators defy Dunleavy, announce Juneau as special session location  Alaska Public Media News

Legislative leaders announced Monday that the Legislature will hold the second special session in Juneau, in defiance of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's choice of ...

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