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Let's not jeopardize commonsense Alaska criminal justice reforms - Anchorage Daily News

Sun, 2018-06-17 10:11

Anchorage Daily News

Let's not jeopardize commonsense Alaska criminal justice reforms
Anchorage Daily News
By embracing evidence-based policies grounded in research and taking a few pages out of other states' playbooks, the Legislature crafted Alaska-specific initiatives and implemented policies that lowered the state's shockingly high 67 percent recidivism ...

Let's not jeopardize common-sense criminal justice reforms - Juneau Empire

Sun, 2018-06-17 06:49

Juneau Empire

Let's not jeopardize common-sense criminal justice reforms
Juneau Empire
By embracing evidence-based policies grounded in research and taking a few pages out of other states' playbooks, the Legislature crafted Alaska-specific initiatives and implemented policies that lowered the state's shockingly high 67-percent recidivism ...

Legislature passes contaminated lands bill - Arctic Sounder

Sat, 2018-06-16 07:51

Legislature passes contaminated lands bill
Arctic Sounder
The hazardous waste and garbage left behind by federal programs on Alaska's lands before transfers is a topic that engenders heated responses within the state. During the recent legislative session, the House and Senate passed a bill that limits Native ...

Five years and $14 billion later, Alaska faces tough but manageable test - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sat, 2018-06-16 00:34

Five years and $14 billion later, Alaska faces tough but manageable test
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Five years ago, Gov. Sean Parnell said Alaska had just won the trifecta. First, the Alaska Legislature had cut the budget to $6.8 billion. Second, lawmakers had approved Senate Bill 21 to cut oil taxes. Third, the Legislature had advanced a natural gas ...

Protecting victims' rights - Alaska Public Radio Network

Fri, 2018-06-15 13:17

Protecting victims' rights
Alaska Public Radio Network
Victims of crime have rights that are guaranteed in the Alaska constitution and also in state statutes. In 2001, the Alaska legislature created a new agency called Office of Victims' Rights, aimed at helping crime victims obtain those rights with ...

Let's not jeopardize common-sense criminal justice reforms - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fri, 2018-06-15 00:51

Let's not jeopardize common-sense criminal justice reforms
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By embracing evidence-based policies grounded in research and taking a few pages out of other states' playbooks, the Legislature crafted Alaska-specific initiatives and implemented policies that lowered the state's shockingly high 67-percent recidivism ...

Letter: Legislature is picking on the poor - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2018-06-14 18:22

Anchorage Daily News

Letter: Legislature is picking on the poor
Anchorage Daily News
The wimpiness of the Legislature in picking on poor people in taxing them by raiding the Permanent Fund dividend is all too evident. I have heard many that say the fund is for the state of Alaska and rests in the hands of the Legislature. I would ...

Walker signs anti-crime bills | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City ... - Juneau Empire

Thu, 2018-06-14 17:43

Juneau Empire

Walker signs anti-crime bills | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City ...
Juneau Empire
In a Thursday ceremony at the Anchorage crime lab, Gov. Bill Walker signed a pair of bills drafted by the Alaska Legislature to address a surge in statewide ...
Walker signs off on state budget | Local News Stories | frontiersman ...Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
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Walker signs off on state budget - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Thu, 2018-06-14 17:03

Alaska Native News

Walker signs off on state budget
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Gov. Bill Walker signed the state budget into law Wednesday, June 13, along with a bill passed by the Legislature that allows Permanent Fund earnings to be used to help pay for the budget, a landmark in state fiscal policy because it diversifies ...
Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Permanent Fund, Approving Yearly BudgetsAlaska Native News

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Large crowd shows up at debate of statewide Democratic primary candidates - KTUU.com

Thu, 2018-06-14 12:40

KTUU.com

Large crowd shows up at debate of statewide Democratic primary candidates
KTUU.com
The event took place in the Anchorage Senior Center. In the audience was Pat Galvin, Alyse's husband and a former Alaska revenue commissioner; Cliff Groh and Pat Higgins, candidates for the Alaska Legislature; retired State Sen. Johnny Ellis, who ...

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Audit concludes Mental Health Trust improperly invested $44M - Alaskajournal.com

Thu, 2018-06-14 10:22

Alaskajournal.com

Audit concludes Mental Health Trust improperly invested $44M
Alaskajournal.com
A legislative audit has concluded the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority invested nearly $45 million in real estate developments over nine years in violation of state law and a court settlement that direct how the authority's assets are managed. The ...

Alaska official floats idea of taxing pot based on THC - New Jersey Herald

Thu, 2018-06-14 08:10

New Jersey Herald

Alaska official floats idea of taxing pot based on THC
New Jersey Herald
Nicholas Miller, left, listens as fellow Alaska Marijuana Control Board member Loren Jones addresses officials form the tax division during a board meeting Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. The board discussed possible changes to how ...

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Analysis: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs deficit-slashing budget, but 'shadow deficit' remains - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2018-06-13 17:12

Juneau Empire

Analysis: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs deficit-slashing budget, but 'shadow deficit' remains
Juneau Empire
Walker vetoed fewer than a handful of projects from the budget, which covers the fiscal year starting July 1. Press releases from the governor's office and various legislators noted that the budget and accompanying legislation will reduce Alaska's ...
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Michelle Hale running for city Assembly seat - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:04

Juneau Empire

Michelle Hale running for city Assembly seat
Juneau Empire
The District 2 seat will be vacated by Jerry Nankervis, who is running for a seat in the Alaska Legislature this year. While the official filing period doesn't open until August, Hale filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission ...

Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana industry pushes for tax reform - KTUU.com

Wed, 2018-06-13 15:59

Miami Herald

Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana industry pushes for tax reform
KTUU.com
"Our tax structure is built into the statute that was approved by the voters, and that can only be changed by the legislature," said Mark Springer, chairman Alaska Marijuana Control Board. Some in the industry say it's difficult to compete with the ...
Alaska official floats idea of taxing pot based on THCMiami Herald
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Alaska Official Floats Idea of Taxing Pot Based on THC - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:02

U.S. News & World Report

Alaska Official Floats Idea of Taxing Pot Based on THC
U.S. News & World Report
Nicholas Miller, left, listens as fellow Alaska Marijuana Control Board member Loren Jones addresses officials form the tax division during a board meeting Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. The board discussed possible changes to how ...
Citing black market competitive advantages, legal marijuana ...KTUU.com
Tax Marijuana By THC Content? That's What Alaska Regulator SuggestsMarijuana.com

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Governor signs budget into law - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:01

KTUU.com

Governor signs budget into law
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Senate Bill 26 limits the amount the Alaska Legislature can spend from the earnings of the Permanent Fund in future years. The bill allows for the use of a limited amount of the earnings to pay dividends to Alaskans and to help pay for essential public ...
Walker signs Alaska state budget into law, but vetoes Knik Arm Crossing moneyKTUU.com

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C-SPAN roadshow will visit Juneau next week - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2018-06-13 13:38

Juneau Empire

C-SPAN roadshow will visit Juneau next week
Juneau Empire
(Alaska has its own version, Gavel to Gavel, which is unconnected to C-SPAN but broadcasts the Alaska Legislature and Alaska Supreme Court, among other programs.) In addition to using its bus as a platform to explain what C-SPAN does, the channel will ...

Alaska Gov. Walker signs budget, Permanent Fund bills but says no to Knik Arm bridge - Anchorage Daily News

Wed, 2018-06-13 13:22

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Gov. Walker signs budget, Permanent Fund bills but says no to Knik Arm bridge
Anchorage Daily News
Wednesday's signing ceremony, at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on University of Alaska Anchorage's campus, was something of a milestone in fixing that deficit. For the first time, the budget legislation signed by Walker uses ...
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No resolution following Alaska marijuana tax discussion - Herald-Whig

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:54

Herald-Whig

No resolution following Alaska marijuana tax discussion
Herald-Whig
Industry officials have sought changes to the current tax, which they say heavily burdens growers. Board chairman Mark Springer said he'd prefer leaving tax policy issues to the state Department of Revenue. The Legislature ultimately would have a say ...

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