Legislative News

Alaska officially parting ways with fast ferries - KCAW

Tue, 2019-05-21 16:09
Alaska officially parting ways with fast ferries  KCAW

Posted by Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska | May 21, 2019. The fast ferry Chenega departs Whittier on its way to Prince William Sound in 2011. (File photo by ...

Alaska To Pay Canadian Police for Protection of U.S. Customs Officers at British Columbia Ferry Terminal - News18

Tue, 2019-05-21 13:39
Alaska To Pay Canadian Police for Protection of U.S. Customs Officers at British Columbia Ferry Terminal  News18

Alaska Marine Highway System was notified in March that unarmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checking ferries leaving Prince Rupert, British ...

Legal views conflict on Alaska school funding law - Alaska Public Media News

Tue, 2019-05-21 12:14
Legal views conflict on Alaska school funding law  Alaska Public Media News

An Alaska House of Representatives hearing on Monday may have offered a preview of a legal battle over state funding for public schools. Lawyers for the ...

Legal views conflict on Alaska school funding law - KTOO

Tue, 2019-05-21 11:39
Legal views conflict on Alaska school funding law  KTOO

Lawyers for the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration offer contrasting views on whether a law enacted last year will fund schools next ...

Hundreds protest 'war on women,' anti-abortion laws - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2019-05-21 11:28
Hundreds protest 'war on women,' anti-abortion laws  Juneau Empire

Susan Baxter has been demonstrating about abortion rights for 51 years. Baxter, now 70, said that recent attempts to ban abortion in the United States have ...

6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast - CityNews Calgary

Tue, 2019-05-21 10:53
6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska coast  CityNews Calgary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — U.S. military officials say four Russian bombers and two fighter jets were intercepted off Alaska's western coast by U.S. aircraft but had ...

Legislature looks at AMHS, PFD and more - Kodiak Daily Mirror

Tue, 2019-05-21 09:36
Legislature looks at AMHS, PFD and more  Kodiak Daily Mirror

KODIAK — Wednesday, the Legislature adjourned this year's regular session, and the next day a special session began in Juneau on the budget, crime and ...

Legislative Lowlights: Alaska Republicans Join the Campaign to End Legal Abortion - Rewire.News

Tue, 2019-05-21 06:48
Legislative Lowlights: Alaska Republicans Join the Campaign to End Legal Abortion  Rewire.News

Alaska GOP lawmakers want to classify an embryo or fetus as a “person” when referring to the victim of a crime—meaning any person who obtains or provides ...

Fairbanks lawmaker says Legislature isn't budging on K-12 forward funding - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2019-05-21 00:00
Fairbanks lawmaker says Legislature isn't budging on K-12 forward funding  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

After a Monday afternoon House Finance Committee meeting, Fairbanks Republican Rep. and House Finance member Bart LeBon said the Legislature does ...

Anchorage climate change action plan: Aspirational, evangelical - Must Read Alaska

Mon, 2019-05-20 22:50
Anchorage climate change action plan: Aspirational, evangelical  Must Read Alaska

The Anchorage Assembly is preparing to vote on the Climate Change Action Plan on May 21. It's a polished and yet rangy guideline to reducing the municipal ...

Alaska House overwhelmingly passes compromise crime package - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-05-20 21:06
Alaska House overwhelmingly passes compromise crime package  KTUU.com

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a compromise crime bill Monday evening. Members voted 36-2 in ...

Uncertainty for Permanent Fund Corporation as lawmakers could break statutory rules - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-05-20 19:58
Uncertainty for Permanent Fund Corporation as lawmakers could break statutory rules  KTUU.com

The Alaska Legislature may flout a rules-based system passed in 2018 to deliver a full Permanent Fund Dividend, the uncertainty of whether or not that will ...

Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed Canadian police in Prince Rupert - Vancouver Sun

Mon, 2019-05-20 19:51
Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed Canadian police in Prince Rupert  Vancouver Sun

U.S. agents cannot carry firearms while doing passport and contraband checks in Prince Rupert, so armed Canadian officials would have to provide protection.

Pro Choice rally held in Anchorage as abortion debate heats up n - KTVA

Mon, 2019-05-20 17:23
Pro Choice rally held in Anchorage as abortion debate heats up n  KTVA

The debate over abortion has been in the national spotlight recently as Alabama last week joined a growing list of states passing legislation to make abortion ...

Fairbanks Representatives comment on abortion bill HB 178 - webcenter11

Mon, 2019-05-20 17:01
Fairbanks Representatives comment on abortion bill HB 178  webcenter11

FAIRBANKS, Alaska Representative David Eastman and Representative Sharon Jackson have introduced a bill on the last day of the regular legislative session, ...

What's going to happen in overtime for the State Legislature - Anchorage Press

Mon, 2019-05-20 15:30
What's going to happen in overtime for the State Legislature  Anchorage Press

The 31st Alaska Legislature, because it did not accomplish all of the big items on the agenda for this year, has been called into special session by Gov.

LETTER: Reply to Rasmuson Foundation Board members "Our Quality Of Life Is At Stake" article - Anchorage Press

Mon, 2019-05-20 15:08
LETTER: Reply to Rasmuson Foundation Board members "Our Quality Of Life Is At Stake" article  Anchorage Press

To the Editor: Rasmuson Foundation Board members Rebecca Brice Henderson, Curtis McQueen, Jason Metrokin, Mike Navarre, Kris Norosz and Marilyn ...

Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed RCMP at B.C. terminal - North Delta Reporter

Mon, 2019-05-20 14:02
Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed RCMP at B.C. terminal  North Delta Reporter

Without armed police at inspections, the port faces closure.

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