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Legislators, Assembly look forward at school funding - Kenai Peninsula Online

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:17

Legislators, Assembly look forward at school funding
Kenai Peninsula Online
At separate work sessions this week, Superintendent Sean Dusek and school board members met with the legislators and the Borough Assembly to set the groundwork for the FY19 budget in hopes of avoiding a repeat of last year, when uncertainty loomed over ...

Former legislative staffer alleges harassment by Rep. Westlake - KTOO

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:07

KTOO

Former legislative staffer alleges harassment by Rep. Westlake
KTOO
Garrett also called on Westlake to resign. She said the House majority should remove Westlake from committees and take away his staff. Alaska Democratic Party Executive Director Jay Parmley said the Legislature should investigate Garrett's allegations ...

Murkowski strikes sweet note on immigration - KTOO

Wed, 2017-12-06 16:41

KTOO

Murkowski strikes sweet note on immigration
KTOO
Murkowski's video, on the other hand, plugs cultural diversity, refugees and immigrants in general. “They're lifting up our communities,” she said on the video, referring to immigrants. “They're creating American jobs. They're paying billions in taxes ...

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Breaking: Speaker Edgmon breaks silence on harassment - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Wed, 2017-12-06 11:18

Breaking: Speaker Edgmon breaks silence on harassment
Must Read Alaska (blog)
Six members of the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate have been appointed to a special subcommittee that will review the legislature's harassment policies and make recommendations to the joint Alaska Legislative Council before ...

GCI, Alaska Communications weigh in on net neutrality repeal - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2017-12-06 10:45

Alaskajournal.com

GCI, Alaska Communications weigh in on net neutrality repeal
Alaskajournal.com
One was for a legislative report to be completed by the RCA by Dec. 1, inserted in the 2018 budget in late June by Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks. He wanted the RCA to document coverage gaps in Alaska to provide the Legislature with information ...

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Alaska lawmaker takes fight over conflicts to the voters - The News Tribune

Wed, 2017-12-06 10:31

Alaska lawmaker takes fight over conflicts to the voters
The News Tribune
In addition to his bill, Grenn unsuccessfully pushed a legislative rules change that would have required a vote on whether a member should be excused from voting. It died in the House. If the proposed initiative is successful, he hopes there will be ...

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Alaska lawmaker takes fight over conflicts to the voters - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Wed, 2017-12-06 10:28

Alaska lawmaker takes fight over conflicts to the voters
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
In addition to his bill, Grenn unsuccessfully pushed a legislative rules change that would have required a vote on whether a member should be excused from voting. It died in the House. If the proposed initiative is successful, he hopes there will be ...

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Alaska gas pipeline may face 2018 funding crunch - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:10

Alaska gas pipeline may face 2018 funding crunch
Juneau Empire
Because the state's oil companies have backed out of the pipeline project proposed by the AGDC, the State of Alaska is footing the bills. Keith Meyer, president of AGDC, told lawmakers that it might soon find a partner to help with the bill-paying. If ...

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State Government 101: A review of Executive branch - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Tue, 2017-12-05 19:42

State Government 101: A review of Executive branch
Must Read Alaska (blog)
Suits against the executive or legislative branches go to one of the four superior courts in the state and can be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court. Criminal matters go to either a district or superior court depending on the nature of the alleged ...

State commission reverses plan to slash Alaska legislators' expense checks - Alaska Dispatch News

Tue, 2017-12-05 16:26

Alaska Dispatch News

State commission reverses plan to slash Alaska legislators' expense checks
Alaska Dispatch News
An independent state salary commission reversed its proposal to slash Alaska lawmakers' daily expense checks on Tuesday, instead moving to leave them in place except for when legislators are working from home. The decision means most legislators would ...

Alaska senators tout tax bill provisions as beneficial - WTHR

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:47

Alaska senators tout tax bill provisions as beneficial
WTHR
Hoover then resigned as House speaker after acknowledging he paid to settle the claim. He denied the harassment, but said he was guilty of sending inappropriate but consensual text messages to the woman. He remains in the state legislature. State ...

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