Legislative News

Legislators prep for finance town hall in Sitka - KCAW

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:38
Legislators prep for finance town hall in Sitka  KCAW

Posted by Katherine Rose | Mar 22, 2019. Representatives Dan Ortiz (left) and Jonathan Kreiss Tomkins (right) travel to Sitka on Sunday for a House Finance ...

Legislators mull alternatives to ferry shutdown - Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:38
Legislators mull alternatives to ferry shutdown  Dutch Harbor Fisherman

JUNEAU — Supported by a record-high level of public testimony, members of the Alaska Legislature are considering alternatives to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's ...

Legislators mull alternatives to ferry shutdown - Bristol Bay Times

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:25
Legislators mull alternatives to ferry shutdown  Bristol Bay Times

The Bristol Bay Times - Serving Dillingham, Naknek, King Salmon and Southwest villages.

Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity is another. - Bristol Bay Times

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:24
Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity is another.  Bristol Bay Times

In my 12 years on the Finance Committee my job was to understand how a budget would affect people and the economy. What does it do to educational ...

Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity is another. - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:20
Cutting waste is one thing. Hacking at opportunity is another.  The Arctic Sounder

In my 12 years on the Finance Committee my job was to understand how a budget would affect people and the economy. What does it do to educational ...

Judge throws out Deerfield's assault weapons ban - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 2019-03-22 08:45
Judge throws out Deerfield's assault weapons ban  Chicago Tribune

Illinois laws preempted the village of Deerfield from taking action last year to ban assault weapons, a Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday.

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws - Alaska Highway News

Fri, 2019-03-22 07:57
Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws  Alaska Highway News

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov.

This weekend: House Finance takes Capitol to the people - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-03-22 07:00
This weekend: House Finance takes Capitol to the people  Must Read Alaska

REP. CARPENTER: WHY NOT DO THAT EVERY YEAR? The House Finance Committee's schedule for public hearings in communities outside of Juneau were ...

20 years after fatal Turnagain avalanche, mother continues awareness efforts - KTUU.com

Fri, 2019-03-22 06:35
20 years after fatal Turnagain avalanche, mother continues awareness efforts  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Twenty years have passed since an avalanche a half-mile wide swallowed six snowmachiners at Turnagain Pass, but the ...

Colorado is among the growing number of states using redistricting commissions - The Colorado Sun

Fri, 2019-03-22 04:56
Colorado is among the growing number of states using redistricting commissions  The Colorado Sun

In most places, state lawmakers and governors are responsible for drawing and approving maps for U.S. and state legislative districts following each U.S. ...

Miss. Governor Signs Restrictive Fetal 'Heartbeat Bill' Designed To Challenge Roe V. Wade - Kaiser Health News

Fri, 2019-03-22 04:31
Miss. Governor Signs Restrictive Fetal 'Heartbeat Bill' Designed To Challenge Roe V. Wade  Kaiser Health News

The new Mississippi bill prohibits the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat, before the point where a woman may be aware she is pregnant. Although ...

Rural hospitals brace for changes proposed in Georgia Legislature - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fri, 2019-03-22 04:00
Rural hospitals brace for changes proposed in Georgia Legislature  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia lawmakers are debating a number of bills that have the potential to change the picture for the state's struggling rural hospitals.

Opinion: Don't let Gov. Dunleavy's budget rhetoric fool you - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-03-22 03:00
Opinion: Don't let Gov. Dunleavy's budget rhetoric fool you  Juneau Empire

Words can be so misleading. Budgets tell the real story and point to the motive. Gov. Mike Dunleavy campaigned as an educator with an understanding for our ...

Redistricting re-do: Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum in Colorado, elsewhere - coloradopolitics.com

Fri, 2019-03-22 02:45
Redistricting re-do: Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum in Colorado, elsewhere  coloradopolitics.com

Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states -- including Colorado -- have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers ...

Anchorage port plan calls for construction, even without full funding - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 2019-03-21 18:09
Anchorage port plan calls for construction, even without full funding  Anchorage Daily News

JUNEAU — Even if it doesn't have all the money in hand, the Municipality of Anchorage will begin construction on the first phase of the Port of Alaska ...

Alaska governor releases 10-year fiscal outlook with proposed budget, four alternatives - KTUU.com

Thu, 2019-03-21 17:34
Alaska governor releases 10-year fiscal outlook with proposed budget, four alternatives  KTUU.com

Cut PFD payments? Add new taxes to individual families? Deplete state savings accounts? Reduce Budgets? In newly released 10-year fiscal plans, Governor ...

Peninsula educators support early funding for education - Homer News

Thu, 2019-03-21 16:06
Peninsula educators support early funding for education  Homer News

Last week, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, introduced a constitutional amendment guaranteeing early funding for state K-12 public education. Several state ...

Stevens hopes gov can negotiate with Legislature on budget - Homer News

Thu, 2019-03-21 16:06
Stevens hopes gov can negotiate with Legislature on budget  Homer News

With the Alaska Legislature now in session more than 45 days, the big issue remains the Procrustean budget proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. On a visit last ...

Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall - Homer News

Thu, 2019-03-21 16:06
Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall  Homer News

Concerned parents, educators and community members flocked to Chapman School last Friday to hear from Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) in one of two town ...

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