Legislative News

Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-07-19 18:20
Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget  Alaska Public Media News

Alaska lawmakers are debating a new bill to fund the capital budget, introduced by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday. Senate Bill 2002 and House Bill 2002 would ...

Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget - KTOO

Fri, 2019-07-19 18:00
Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget  KTOO

The nonpartisan Legislative Finance Division says the numbers in the bill don't add up — there's a $102 million gap between projected revenue and expenses if ...

UA moves up vote on financial crisis declaration - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:39
UA moves up vote on financial crisis declaration  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The University of Alaska board of regents has moved its possible declaration of a financial crisis to Monday, citing the unresolved status of its state funding ...

Jury still out on budget | Opinions - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Fri, 2019-07-19 17:05
Jury still out on budget | Opinions  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

A friend asked me if I was going to write a book about our current state government and what looks like a meat-ax approach to budgeting and meeting state ...

University of Alaska governing board moves up date to consider financial emergency - Anchorage Daily News

Fri, 2019-07-19 16:04
University of Alaska governing board moves up date to consider financial emergency  Anchorage Daily News

The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Monday will bring forward the question of whether to declare financial exigency, rather than postponing that ...

Congressional delegation eyes federal funds at risk in state budget impasse - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:59
Congressional delegation eyes federal funds at risk in state budget impasse  Alaska Public Media News

A pile of federal dollars on the line as legislators negotiate the state's capital budget and whether to restore some of the roughly $400 million Gov. Mike Dunleavy ...

For second day in a row, legislature tackles 'the sweep' - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-07-19 13:00
For second day in a row, legislature tackles 'the sweep'  Juneau Empire

For the second day in a row, representatives from the Office of Management and Budget sat before a panel of lawmakers answering questions about the once ...

What dentist would do such a thing? - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-07-19 12:57
What dentist would do such a thing?  Must Read Alaska

We are led to believe by the mainstream media that a Chugiak man had all his teeth pulled by his dentist, only to find that Medicaid no longer covers dentistry for ...

ACLU sues Alaska governor over court budget cuts - KTVZ

Fri, 2019-07-19 12:11
ACLU sues Alaska governor over court budget cuts  KTVZ

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy for retaliating against the state's courts for ruling in favor of abortion rights.

Legislature comes back together, but uncertainty remains - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-07-19 11:40
Legislature comes back together, but uncertainty remains  Juneau Empire

After a week of dueling legislative sessions, Alaska's lawmakers are back in the Capitol. But even with everyone gathered in the same place, a final agreement ...

UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns - Alaska Public Media News

Fri, 2019-07-19 10:30
UAS accreditation renewed despite budget concerns  Alaska Public Media News

The University of Alaska Southeast announced on Thursday its accreditation has been renewed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Legislature: Correct the spending problem - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-07-19 09:59
Legislature: Correct the spending problem  Must Read Alaska

By DAN SULLIVAN. I have been a keen observer of the Alaska political scene for more than five decades, including 15 years as an elected official. The recent ...

Breakdown on the Alaska Marine Highway - KBBI

Fri, 2019-07-19 07:17
Breakdown on the Alaska Marine Highway  KBBI

Homer residents won't have as much access to the ferry system this winter after budget cuts have slashed *service*. The Alaska Department of Transportation.

Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:58
Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit involving state government will not interrupt funding of Alaska's public schools, officials said. Assistant Attorney General ...

Alaska Governor Cuts Court Funding in Response to Abortion Rulings - The Wall Street Journal

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:29
Alaska Governor Cuts Court Funding in Response to Abortion Rulings  The Wall Street Journal

Alaska's ACLU chapter is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy after he said he would cut funding for the state's Supreme Court in retaliation to abortion-related rulings.

Capitol Live: Legislature gathers in Juneau for first time since split - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:00
Capitol Live: Legislature gathers in Juneau for first time since split  Juneau Empire

Many of the questions asked were regarding where funds were coming from, what funds would be swept, and whether or not federal funds would be captured.

Alaska is reeling from budget cuts, even as governor wants to pay each resident $3,000 - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 2019-07-19 03:00
Alaska is reeling from budget cuts, even as governor wants to pay each resident $3,000  Los Angeles Times

The cuts allow Alaska to pay each resident $3000 a year from the state's famed oil fund.

Hannan: Is it time to fight or compromise? - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-07-19 03:00
Hannan: Is it time to fight or compromise?  Juneau Empire

I am so determined to make a difference for my community and my state that I am ready to fight. I don't mean physically; I mean politically. I want to take to the ...

'A Death Spiral for Research’: Arctic Scientists Worried as Alaska Universities Face 40% Funding Cut - InsideClimate News

Fri, 2019-07-19 00:42
'A Death Spiral for Research’: Arctic Scientists Worried as Alaska Universities Face 40% Funding Cut  InsideClimate News

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a hub for Arctic climate research, and a magnet for top scientists and international collaborations—and it's in trouble.

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