Legislative News

Alaska officially parting ways with fast ferries - Alaska Public Media News

Wed, 2019-05-22 10:45
Alaska officially parting ways with fast ferries  Alaska Public Media News

Alaska is surplusing its fast ferries.  . Local governments and state agencies have been asked to submit proposals according to a public notice that ...

Senate Democrats Respond to Governor's Announcement of Unwillingness to Disburse Education Funds - Alaska Native News

Wed, 2019-05-22 09:48
Senate Democrats Respond to Governor's Announcement of Unwillingness to Disburse Education Funds  Alaska Native News

Noah Hanson | AKLEG May 22, 2019. Governor Urged to Drop Threat of Lawsuit Challenging Forward Funding of Education. JUNEAU – Yesterday, the Senate ...

Battle over purse power ensnares education - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2019-05-22 08:49
Battle over purse power ensnares education  Alaskajournal.com

Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel, right, speaks to Senate Finance Committee co-chair Natasha von Imhof during a break in a budget conference ...

Legislature passes bill repealing most telecom regulations - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2019-05-22 08:47
Legislature passes bill repealing most telecom regulations  Alaskajournal.com

One of the handful of bills that passed through the Legislature this year updates many of the state's regulations on telecommunications companies.

'Dangerous and outrageous': Bill introduced in Alaska House would treat abortion the same as murder - Homer News

Wed, 2019-05-22 08:20
'Dangerous and outrageous': Bill introduced in Alaska House would treat abortion the same as murder  Homer News

The heated debate about abortion bans going on in states throughout the country might be coming to the Alaska Legislature next year. Rep. David Eastman ...

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits - Alaska Highway News

Wed, 2019-05-22 07:23
Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits  Alaska Highway News

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining ...

What the Legislature left on the table: Ferries, addiction treatment, new revenue - Homer News

Wed, 2019-05-22 03:00
What the Legislature left on the table: Ferries, addiction treatment, new revenue  Homer News

During a legislative session that was defined by debates over the budget and crime reform, most other topics were put on the back burner until next year.

One in three Alaska villages have no local police - Daily Yonder

Wed, 2019-05-22 02:00
One in three Alaska villages have no local police  Daily Yonder

An investigation by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica found more than 70 Alaska communities have no local police protection. Sexual abuse runs ...

Protesters gather in Fairbanks against Rep. Eastman's proposed abortion ban bill - Kodiak Daily Mirror

Wed, 2019-05-22 00:25
Protesters gather in Fairbanks against Rep. Eastman's proposed abortion ban bill  Kodiak Daily Mirror

A group of more than 150 Fairbanks residents gathered at the intersection of Airport Way and Cowles Street on Tuesday afternoon in protest of an abortion ban ...

A voice against the feds: Legislature should revive the Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Areas - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2019-05-22 00:02
A voice against the feds: Legislature should revive the Citizens' Advisory Commission on Federal Areas  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

News-Miner opinion: Alaska's relationship with the federal government remains complex. We want the money that the federal government provides for programs ...

Protesters gather in Fairbanks against Rep. Eastman's proposed abortion ban bill - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2019-05-22 00:00
Protesters gather in Fairbanks against Rep. Eastman's proposed abortion ban bill  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A group of more than 150 Fairbanks residents gathered at the intersection of Airport Way and Cowles Street on Tuesday afternoon in protest of an abortion ban ...

Knopp censured by Alaska Republican Party - Homer News

Tue, 2019-05-21 21:30
Knopp censured by Alaska Republican Party  Homer News

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna, faced an official censure last Friday from the Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee for his role in forming a ...

Alaska agency to ship water to city with contaminated wells - CityNews Vancouver

Tue, 2019-05-21 20:32
Alaska agency to ship water to city with contaminated wells  CityNews Vancouver

YAKUTAT, Alaska — Alaska plans to begin shipping water to a town where chemical contamination was found in area wells. CoastAlaska reported Tuesday that ...

Alaska city considers fines to deal with problem properties - CityNews Vancouver

Tue, 2019-05-21 20:31
Alaska city considers fines to deal with problem properties  CityNews Vancouver

JUNEAU, Alaska — Officials in an Alaska city are considering a plan to fine residents at homes requiring an excessive number of police calls. KTOO-FM reported ...

Alaska city considers fines to deal with problem properties - CityNews Calgary

Tue, 2019-05-21 20:31
Alaska city considers fines to deal with problem properties  CityNews Calgary

JUNEAU, Alaska — Officials in an Alaska city are considering a plan to fine residents at homes requiring an excessive number of police calls. KTOO-FM reported ...

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Alaska Public Media News

Tue, 2019-05-21 18:53
Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 21, 2019  Alaska Public Media News

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 ...

Alaska House panel refuses to advance Dunleavy school bill - KTUU.com

Tue, 2019-05-21 18:35
Alaska House panel refuses to advance Dunleavy school bill  KTUU.com

The fight over whether the Legislature legally funded public education in Alaska for next year may be headed to the courts.

'Friendly lawsuit' in the works between Legislature, governor - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-05-21 18:19
'Friendly lawsuit' in the works between Legislature, governor  Must Read Alaska

The House and Senate are indicating they'll see the governor in court over the legality of appropriating Education before there are actual revenues to fund it.

Juneau protesters rally in support of abortion access - KTOO

Tue, 2019-05-21 17:28
Juneau protesters rally in support of abortion access  KTOO

Rallies took place across the country Tuesday as abortion rights supporters spoke out against the recent passage of more restrictive legislation in several states.

'Friendly lawsuit' in the works between Legislature, governor - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-05-21 17:19
'Friendly lawsuit' in the works between Legislature, governor  Must Read Alaska

The House and Senate are indicating they'll see the governor in court over the legality of appropriating Education before there are actual revenues to fund it.

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