Legislative News

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents - CityNews Calgary

Sat, 2019-01-19 07:37
Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents  CityNews Calgary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with ...

Bill to extend Suicide Prevention Council gains ground in Alaska Senate - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sat, 2019-01-19 00:00
Bill to extend Suicide Prevention Council gains ground in Alaska Senate  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Fourteen Republican and Democratic senators signed on Friday morning as co-sponsors to Senate Bill 10, legislation introduced by Fairbanks ...

State House remains in deadlock | Local News Stories - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Fri, 2019-01-18 22:41
State House remains in deadlock | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

The state House remained in deadlock late Friday although the selection of Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome as a temporary Speaker allows the body to at least ...

State of the State seemingly set for Tuesday despite no House organization - KTUU.com

Fri, 2019-01-18 18:41
State of the State seemingly set for Tuesday despite no House organization  KTUU.com

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) — The governor seems set to give his annual address next Tuesday to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature, despite the House still ...

The Permanent Fund dividend was a bad idea. Enshrining it in the Alaska Constitution would be harebrained. - Anchorage Daily News

Fri, 2019-01-18 18:15
The Permanent Fund dividend was a bad idea. Enshrining it in the Alaska Constitution would be harebrained.  Anchorage Daily News

That the dividend, as hatched, was a bad idea is undebatable. It has pushed and tugged at Alaska's fiscal policy for decades and now is the tail wagging the ...

Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate - Kenai Peninsula Online

Fri, 2019-01-18 16:56
Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate  Kenai Peninsula Online

Suicide and suicide prevention is not a partisan issue.”

Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-01-18 16:56
Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate  Juneau Empire

Suicide and suicide prevention is not a partisan issue.”

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19 - NORML Blog

Fri, 2019-01-18 14:59
Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19  NORML Blog

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Loss of accreditation could put university's school of education 'years behind' - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-01-18 14:19
Loss of accreditation could put university's school of education 'years behind'  Juneau Empire

The University of Alaska Board of Regents met Friday, with the main goal of discussing how to be more efficient with its spending. The early portion of the ...

Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault - Bristol Bay Times

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:54
Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault  Bristol Bay Times

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

Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:50
Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault  The Arctic Sounder

Alaska's problem with sexual assault is a priority for many legislators heading into the start of session this week. Several senators and representatives from ...

Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault - Arctic Sounder

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:41
Legislators pre-file bills addressing sexual assault  Arctic Sounder

Alaska's problem with sexual assault is a priority for many legislators heading into the start of session this week. Several senators and representatives from ...

Does Paying People to Move to a State Work? No One Really Knows - HowStuffWorks

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:29
Does Paying People to Move to a State Work? No One Really Knows  HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at whether student loan forgiveness and other incentives encourage people to move or remain in a state.

Alaska brewery businesses hoppin' as 'Beer Week' comes to Alaska - KTUU.com

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:27
Alaska brewery businesses hoppin' as 'Beer Week' comes to Alaska  KTUU.com

Alaska is No. 6 in the nation for the number of breweries per capita, as brewers and beer fans celebrate 'Beer Week.'

Alaska Governor's Mass-Firing of State Workers Violated the First Amendment - ACLU

Fri, 2019-01-18 12:01
Alaska Governor's Mass-Firing of State Workers Violated the First Amendment  ACLU

Days after being elected governor of Alaska, Michael Dunleavy requested resignations from more than 1200 at-will state employees. Those who didn't resign ...

Doug Vincent-Lang gets Fish and Game boards' OK - Must Read Alaska

Fri, 2019-01-18 11:38
Doug Vincent-Lang gets Fish and Game boards' OK  Must Read Alaska

(1-minute read) COMMISSIONER'S NAME FORWARDED TO SENATE FOR CONFIRMATION. Interim Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang won unanimous ...

Inslee proposes capital gains tax | News - Lynden Tribune

Fri, 2019-01-18 10:31
Inslee proposes capital gains tax | News  Lynden Tribune

It would be 9 percent after $25000, with homes, farms, IRAs exempt.

Photos: First week of the 31st Alaska Legislature in Juneau - Anchorage Daily News

Fri, 2019-01-18 06:56
Photos: First week of the 31st Alaska Legislature in Juneau  Anchorage Daily News

JUNEAU — Members of the Alaska House of Representatives partially resolved their ongoing deadlock Thursday, voting 35-4 in favor of Rep. Neal Foster ...

University of Alaska Board of Regents to meet today in Anchorage - Juneau Empire

Fri, 2019-01-18 06:00
University of Alaska Board of Regents to meet today in Anchorage  Juneau Empire

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet in Anchorage today for the first time since UAA's teaching program lost accreditation. The main agenda item ...

THIS WEEK: 59 Events and Activities in Alaska to Raise Awareness About School Choice - PRNewswire

Fri, 2019-01-18 04:00
THIS WEEK: 59 Events and Activities in Alaska to Raise Awareness About School Choice  PRNewswire

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Families and educators across Alaska are celebrating the unique needs and opportunities school choice ...

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