Legislative News

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Dunleavy over Wasilla special session - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-07-15 22:00
Lawsuit filed against Gov. Dunleavy over Wasilla special session  KTUU.com

Two Anchorage residents filed a complaint today against Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his declaration of a special session in Wasilla, saying that it “caused great ...

Letter to the Editor: A bad deal for Alaska - Kenai Peninsula Online

Mon, 2019-07-15 21:30
Letter to the Editor: A bad deal for Alaska  Kenai Peninsula Online

The question is, do you care about Alaska's fisheries resources?

AMHS proposes new schedule cutting service to Prince William Sound all winter - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:22
AMHS proposes new schedule cutting service to Prince William Sound all winter  KTUU.com

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its draft schedule of its winter services in the midst of a $44 million dollar cut from the legislature, and it puts the ...

House Finance adds $444 million in spending, strips Permanent Fund dividend by 2/3 - Must Read Alaska

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:20
House Finance adds $444 million in spending, strips Permanent Fund dividend by 2/3  Must Read Alaska

The House Finance Committee took House Bill 2001, which was written by the Rules Committee specifically to pay $1,600 Permanent Fund dividends to ...

House Finance adds $444 million in spending, strips Permanent Fund dividend by 2/3 - Must Read Alaska

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:20
House Finance adds $444 million in spending, strips Permanent Fund dividend by 2/3  Must Read Alaska

The House Finance Committee took House Bill 2001, which was written by the Rules Committee specifically to pay $1,600 Permanent Fund dividends to ...

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 15, 2019 - KDLG

Mon, 2019-07-15 19:21
Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 15, 2019  KDLG

Welcome to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Egegik's cumulative harvest is only 2 million behind the Nushagak. The Naknek-Kvichak hit a harvest of 9.

Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs - Alaska Public Media News

Mon, 2019-07-15 19:09
Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs  Alaska Public Media News

While the Legislature failed last week to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes, lawmakers are trying again to fund the vetoed programs in a new bill. A draft bill ...

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Alaska Public Media News

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:59
Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 15, 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 ...

Rural Alaskans brace for impact as Power Cost Equalization funds disappear - Alaska Public Media News

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:31
Rural Alaskans brace for impact as Power Cost Equalization funds disappear  Alaska Public Media News

It's salmon fishing and berry picking season in Unalakleet. It's also the first month of the new operating budget year for the state. Right now, when residents get ...

Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs - KTOO

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:01
Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs  KTOO

While the Legislature failed last week to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes, lawmakers are trying again to fund the vetoed programs in a new bill. A draft bill ...

Bill to start budget negotiations would pay $929 PFD, overturn governor's vetoes - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-07-15 17:49
Bill to start budget negotiations would pay $929 PFD, overturn governor's vetoes  KTUU.com

The House Finance Committee is considering legislation that would restore all the items vetoed by the governor and pay out a $929 Permanent Fund dividend.

“Smaller doesn't necessarily mean unconstitutional”: Governor Dunleavy defends vetoes - KTUU.com

Mon, 2019-07-15 15:34
“Smaller doesn't necessarily mean unconstitutional”: Governor Dunleavy defends vetoes  KTUU.com

Governor Mike Dunleavy held a press conference on Monday afternoon in which he laid out his vision of Alaska that will have to temporarily face steep budget ...

University of Alaska regents delay exigency declaration | Local News - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Mon, 2019-07-15 15:31
University of Alaska regents delay exigency declaration | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has postponed the declaration of financial exigency until more is known from the Legislature on possible funding ...

Where have all the flowers gone? - Must Read Alaska

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:41
Where have all the flowers gone?  Must Read Alaska

By ART CHANCE If we define “the Left” as the anti-establishment or anti-government factions in America, they've been singing songs, carrying signs, and ...

Did the governor create an honest conversation or a screaming match? - Anchorage Press

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:13
Did the governor create an honest conversation or a screaming match?  Anchorage Press

It's been a crazy time in Alaska to be in the media business. Between the unfortunate fires and the dysfunctional legislative sessions there hasn't been a slow ...

A Divided Alaska: Pay for Government Services or Give Residents Bigger Oil Wealth Checks - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:03
A Divided Alaska: Pay for Government Services or Give Residents Bigger Oil Wealth Checks  U.S. News & World Report

Alaskans, in fear of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget vetoes taking effect, are urging lawmakers to make a decision.

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