Legislative News

Taming the elephant in the room - Anchorage Daily News

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:30
Taming the elephant in the room  Anchorage Daily News

If the legislators want to counter the governor's plans for Alaska, they will need to work together.

Ketchikan chamber audience opposes big cuts to state services - KRBD

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:12
Ketchikan chamber audience opposes big cuts to state services  KRBD

Posted by Leila Kheiry | Feb 22, 2019. House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce presentation Friday at Cape Fox ...

Legislature should not punish workers because it’s hard to find a job in rural Kentucky - Lexington Herald Leader

Fri, 2019-02-22 12:56
Legislature should not punish workers because it’s hard to find a job in rural Kentucky  Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky employers are paying the lowest unemployment insurance rates in 16 years, while workers laid off by plant and mine closures struggle to find a new ...

Budget to end local credit on property taxes - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:31
Budget to end local credit on property taxes  The Arctic Sounder

The North Slope Borough could see a loss of nearly $400 million annually as a result of one piece of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget released ...

Northwest Arctic Borough mayor responds to budget - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:31
Northwest Arctic Borough mayor responds to budget  The Arctic Sounder

As a borough mayor with extensive experience in business and finance, I find it difficult to accept the governor's proposed FY 2020 budget. The proposed budget ...

Budget would have 'dire impact' on Juneau economy - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:20
Budget would have 'dire impact' on Juneau economy  Juneau Empire

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the city would suffer a direct loss of $8.5 million if the governor's budget went through as proposed.

Gov. Dunleavy follows through on campaign commitments - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-02-22 09:45
Gov. Dunleavy follows through on campaign commitments  Must Read Alaska

By WIN GRUENING SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR. Much of the reaction to Gov. Dunleavy's proposed budget was more than predictable…it was inevitable and even ...

Opinion: Slashing UA budget will hurt state deeply - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-02-22 09:09
Opinion: Slashing UA budget will hurt state deeply  The Arctic Sounder

Everyone who follows governmental budget cycles knows that it's not over until the 11th hour. In the case of the recently released Alaska governor's budget ...

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 - Alaska Public Radio Network

Fri, 2019-02-22 09:08
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019  Alaska Public Radio Network

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN's newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org ...

New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Legal Cannabis Deal, Alaska Governor Proposes Repeal of Marijuana Control Board: Week in Review - Cannabis Business Times

Fri, 2019-02-22 06:22
New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Legal Cannabis Deal, Alaska Governor Proposes Repeal of Marijuana Control Board: Week in Review  Cannabis Business Times

According to local reports, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney have come to a consensus on how to tax and regulate the ...

In the news today, Feb. 22 - Alaska Highway News

Fri, 2019-02-22 00:21
In the news today, Feb. 22  Alaska Highway News

Four stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 22———REPORT WON'T SETTLE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE BATTLEAn environmental group says it expects the ...

Woman who fought for civil rights for the indigenous people across the state of Alaska was celebrated last night - webcenter11

Thu, 2019-02-21 21:43
Woman who fought for civil rights for the indigenous people across the state of Alaska was celebrated last night  webcenter11

Inside the gymnasium of the Barnette Magnet Elementary School, community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of a well-known civil rights ...

Alaska legislators leave Juneau for Coghill funeral and constituent meetings this weekend - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2019-02-21 18:25
Alaska legislators leave Juneau for Coghill funeral and constituent meetings this weekend  Anchorage Daily News

JUNEAU — Railbelt lawmakers are leaving Juneau this weekend for a series of meetings with constituents and the funeral of an Alaska political icon.

'We're asking for adequate funding': Anchorage School Board passes proposed 2019-20 budget that includes more state money - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2019-02-21 18:14
'We're asking for adequate funding': Anchorage School Board passes proposed 2019-20 budget that includes more state money  Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage School Board members are advocating for increased education funding after they approved a proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year on ...

Bellingham could lose connection to Alaska under proposal to stop state ferry service - KIRO Seattle

Thu, 2019-02-21 17:41
Bellingham could lose connection to Alaska under proposal to stop state ferry service  KIRO Seattle

Alaskans know them as "the blue canoes." Iconic, blue-hulled state ferries in the Alaska Marine Highway System serve communities from the Aleutian Islands to ...

Sullivan: Trump's emergency wall money 'probably legal' - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 2019-02-21 17:39
Sullivan: Trump's emergency wall money 'probably legal'  Alaska Public Radio Network

“Probably legal” – That's U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's opinion on the emergency President Trump declared to redirect money to the southern border. But Sullivan is ...

State funding for public broadcasting in Alaska would go away under Dunleavy plan - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2019-02-21 17:35
State funding for public broadcasting in Alaska would go away under Dunleavy plan  Anchorage Daily News

Public broadcasting offers the only terrestrial radio and TV *service* in many parts of rural Alaska.

Sullivan: 90-Day Comment Period for Mine Review Inadequate - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 2019-02-21 16:45
Sullivan: 90-Day Comment Period for Mine Review Inadequate  U.S. News & World Report

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says a 90-day comment period is inadequate for a draft environmental review of a large copper-and-gold mine near the headwaters of a ...

B.C. committee approves misconduct probe of top legislature officials - Alaska Highway News

Thu, 2019-02-21 16:43
B.C. committee approves misconduct probe of top legislature officials  Alaska Highway News

VICTORIA — Two suspended officials at British Columbia's legislature now face an independent misconduct review as well as an ongoing RCMP investigation.

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