Legislative News

Bill calls on state to support FFA; Backers make sure FFA bill is not forgotten - La Grande Observer

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:24
Bill calls on state to support FFA; Backers make sure FFA bill is not forgotten  La Grande Observer

A bill that would remove barriers for students seeking to join FFA chapters and might reduce burnout among Oregon high school agricultural science teachers ...

AGDC stays on schedule with latest batch of answers to FERC - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:40
AGDC stays on schedule with latest batch of answers to FERC  Alaskajournal.com

While cutting back on overall spending to preserve its money to last into 2020, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. continues answering questions and ...

Alaska Journal | Alaska LNG Project economic review underway - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:40
Alaska Journal | Alaska LNG Project economic review underway  Alaskajournal.com

Alaska's new gasline team expects to have the analyses that will determine the path of the estimated $43 billion Alaska LNG Project complete in the next two ...

OPINION: Democrats misleading public yet again on oil tax policy - Alaskajournal.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:16
OPINION: Democrats misleading public yet again on oil tax policy  Alaskajournal.com

Based on their latest effort to mislead the public about oil tax policy, Democrats should be cheering the fact that North Slope production will miss its forecast by ...

State proposes $225 million reduction in Medicaid spending - Homer News

Wed, 2019-03-20 10:00
State proposes $225 million reduction in Medicaid spending  Homer News

State health officials are proposing rate reductions for some Medicaid *service* providers as part of a broader effort aimed at cutting costs. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's ...

'We're not giving up our ferries': Hundreds rally at the Capitol - Kenai Peninsula Online

Wed, 2019-03-20 09:00
'We're not giving up our ferries': Hundreds rally at the Capitol  Kenai Peninsula Online

Hundreds gathered outside the Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday shouting cries to “Save our state!” The Alaska Public Employees Association held a Save ...

Speaker relegates Parti Quebecois to 4th-place status in Quebec legislature - Alaska Highway News

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:07
Speaker relegates Parti Quebecois to 4th-place status in Quebec legislature  Alaska Highway News

QUEBEC — The struggling Parti Quebecois has suffered another setback with a decision by the Speaker relegating it to fourth place in the provincial legislature.

Marsh files bill to protect people who save animals from locked cars - alreporter.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 03:53
Marsh files bill to protect people who save animals from locked cars  alreporter.com

Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, R-Anniston, filed a bill Tuesday that would provide immunity from prosecution to any person who rescues an animal ...

Sewell to meet with state legislators on healthcare - alreporter.com

Wed, 2019-03-20 03:48
Sewell to meet with state legislators on healthcare  alreporter.com

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma will meet with state legislators and health care stakeholders in Montgomery Wednesday about making health care ...

Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October? - Homer News

Wed, 2019-03-20 03:00
Beyond the budget: What are the options to extend ferry service past October?  Homer News

After hearing hundreds of testimonies, lawmakers say keeping basic *service* a top priority.

Empire Exclusive: Sen. Sullivan talks Roadless Rule, Medicare, Green New Deal - Homer News

Wed, 2019-03-20 03:00
Empire Exclusive: Sen. Sullivan talks Roadless Rule, Medicare, Green New Deal  Homer News

Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was in Juneau last month to deliver his annual update to the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol. While in town ...

Opinion: Invest in Alaska by investing in ferry system - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2019-03-20 03:00
Opinion: Invest in Alaska by investing in ferry system  Juneau Empire

Many of the strongest and best memories from my childhood growing up in Juneau revolve around riding Alaska's ferries to swim meets to communities like ...

We should care about who the budget affects - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2019-03-20 00:00
We should care about who the budget affects  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — 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 ...

We should care about who the budget effects - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2019-03-20 00:00
We should care about who the budget effects  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — 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 ...

Opinion: Sustainable fiscal plan, reliable funding crucial for K-12 education - Kenai Peninsula Online

Tue, 2019-03-19 21:30
Opinion: Sustainable fiscal plan, reliable funding crucial for K-12 education  Kenai Peninsula Online

Last month, Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled his proposed FY 2020 operating budget, which among other drastic cuts, slashed $330 million from education funding.

2 Alaska deaths due to snowmobilers falling into open water - CityNews Calgary

Tue, 2019-03-19 20:06
2 Alaska deaths due to snowmobilers falling into open water  CityNews Calgary

BETHEL, Alaska — Authorities in western Alaska say two people died after falling into open water while driving snowmobiles. Alaska's Energy Desk reported ...

Politics of destruction: Trevor Shaw withdraws name from judicial council - Must Read Alaska

Tue, 2019-03-19 19:59
Politics of destruction: Trevor Shaw withdraws name from judicial council  Must Read Alaska

HANK BARTOS OF FAIRBANKS APPOINTED TO REPLACE. An appointee from Ketchikan has withdrawn his name from a volunteer position on the Alaska ...

They might really do it this time | Opinion - Anchorage Press

Tue, 2019-03-19 18:51
They might really do it this time | Opinion  Anchorage Press

Let's hope somebody blinks — and soon. Right now it looks like our state leaders really will kill the puppies at midnight if they don't get what they want, and.

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