Legislative News

Municipalities continue to try to figure out how to move forward with projected cuts - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Thu, 2019-03-21 01:23
Municipalities continue to try to figure out how to move forward with projected cuts  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Municipal governments around the state are in a state of shock over the scale of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed state budget cuts, which transfer almost $1 ...

State of the arts: Dunleavy budget threatens federal funding for local programs - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thu, 2019-03-21 00:07
State of the arts: Dunleavy budget threatens federal funding for local programs  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska State Council on the Arts faces an elimination of its funding under Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed fiscal 2020 budget, putting ...

Senate to begin hearing Dunleavy constitutional amendments - KTVA

Wed, 2019-03-20 22:30
Senate to begin hearing Dunleavy constitutional amendments  KTVA

Hearings on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed constitutional amendments will begin Thursday, when a state Senate panel looks at his plan for enshrining a ...

CANNABIS CORNER: The Legislative Outlook - Traders Magazine

Wed, 2019-03-20 22:02
CANNABIS CORNER: The Legislative Outlook  Traders Magazine

Cowen & Co. shared with Traders Magazine its Cannabis Tracker update - a bi-weekly rolling update on cannabis legislation in individual states.

Carpenter to attend House Finance Committee meetings telephonically - Kenai Peninsula Online

Wed, 2019-03-20 21:30
Carpenter to attend House Finance Committee meetings telephonically  Kenai Peninsula Online

'Our state has invested a significant amount of resources into … teleconferencing equipment'

Alaska Voices: Permanent fund must reflect today's fiscal reality - Kenai Peninsula Online

Wed, 2019-03-20 21:30
Alaska Voices: Permanent fund must reflect today's fiscal reality  Kenai Peninsula Online

When revenues are down, so goes the dividend. Just like in the real world.

Letter: Protect ANWR - Anchorage Daily News

Wed, 2019-03-20 18:45
Letter: Protect ANWR  Anchorage Daily News

A landscape that is so special is no place for destructive oil and gas development.

Alaska Children's Caucus forms in 31st Legislature - The Delta Discovery

Wed, 2019-03-20 16:01
Alaska Children's Caucus forms in 31st Legislature  The Delta Discovery

For the first time in nearly seventeen years, members of the Alaska House of Representatives will relaunch the House Children's Caucus. This edition of the ...

Chad Blair: Are Hawaii Legislators Paid Too Much? - Honolulu Civil Beat

Wed, 2019-03-20 16:01
Chad Blair: Are Hawaii Legislators Paid Too Much?  Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat reported last week that generous pay raises have been proposed for Hawaii legislators and top executive branch members (but less so for judges and ...

2019 Armed Forces Classic to tip off for first time in Alaska - KTVA

Wed, 2019-03-20 15:53
2019 Armed Forces Classic to tip off for first time in Alaska  KTVA

Alaska Board of Game Chairman Ted Spraker said killing bears near popular Chugach State Park trails could make them safer for hikers. 2019 Armed Forces ...

Let’s fix the budget with a long-term solution, not a stopgap repair - Anchorage Daily News

Wed, 2019-03-20 14:06
Let’s fix the budget with a long-term solution, not a stopgap repair  Anchorage Daily News

When my father was teaching me to repair a printing press — yes, it was 50 years ago, before printers gave way to bloggers — he would tell me to fix all the ...

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives - The New York Times

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:45
Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives  The New York Times

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives - The New York Times

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:45
Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives  The New York Times

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives - The New York Times

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:45
Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives  The New York Times

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.

UAF Morale affected by budget cuts - KUAC

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:32
UAF Morale affected by budget cuts  KUAC

The University of Alaska is slated to be reduced 17 percent next year if Governor Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget is approved. Today UAF Chancellor Dan.

Washington’s cannabis industry needs investment reform - Seattle Times

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:17
Washington’s cannabis industry needs investment reform  Seattle Times

I strongly believe we need to remove the artificial constraint on cannabis businesses.

Kiehl: 'We're pulling so hard to keep from going backwards' on senior housing shortage - Homer News

Wed, 2019-03-20 13:07
Kiehl: 'We're pulling so hard to keep from going backwards' on senior housing shortage  Homer News

'We're finding ourselves a little short on time and resources to try and move forward.'

ND Senate kills bill to use oil tax savings for tax relief - KXNet.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 12:56
ND Senate kills bill to use oil tax savings for tax relief  KXNet.com

North Dakota's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday killed a proposal by top GOP House members to tap some earnings from the state's voter-approved oil tax ...

Advocate for campaign finance amendment tours Alaska - KTOO

Wed, 2019-03-20 12:48
Advocate for campaign finance amendment tours Alaska  KTOO

Jeff Clements says 19 states and 800 American cities have already adopted resolutions supporting the amendment. Alaska isn't one of them.

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