Legislative News

BILL CRAWFORD: Time to change the Legislature one way or the other - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Sun, 2019-04-14 01:00
BILL CRAWFORD: Time to change the Legislature one way or the other  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Whether you deplore the way the Mississippi Legislature currently operates or you rejoice in its works, change is needed. The status quo makes no sense.

Three Fairbanks groups rally around Dunleavy nominees for game/fishing boards - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
Three Fairbanks groups rally around Dunleavy nominees for game/fishing boards  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Three Fairbanks hunting and fishing organizations have taken formal stances in favor of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's nominees for the Alaska boards of fish and game ...

In support of the constitutional amendments | Community Perspectives - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
In support of the constitutional amendments | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Here we go again. It seems like I've been defending all three of these issues my whole political life — 40-plus years. The difference this time is that we have.

Defend the PFD and fund — or lose them both - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
Defend the PFD and fund — or lose them both  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the Alaska Permanent Fund and the permanent fund dividend.

Invest in education | Letters To Editor - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
Invest in education | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

To the editor: Did you hear the news? Times Higher Education just rated the University of Alaska Fairbanks as one of the top 10 small universities in the world ...

School district defends handling of restroom incident at North Pole High School - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
School district defends handling of restroom incident at North Pole High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The school district has been navigating issues around transgender students for years, from elementary school on up, and there hasn't been any big problems ...

Pass the education tax: It's a fast, easy way to raise money for building, caring for schools - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
Pass the education tax: It's a fast, easy way to raise money for building, caring for schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tuesday presents another opportunity to nudge a worthwhile education proposal through the sometimes sluggish legislative process. Senate Bill 50, an ...

Three Fairbanks groups rally around Dunleavy nominees for game/fishing boards - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
Three Fairbanks groups rally around Dunleavy nominees for game/fishing boards  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Three Fairbanks hunting and fishing organizations have taken formal stances in favor of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's nominees for the Alaska boards of fish and game ...

School district defends handling of restroom incident at North Pole High School - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2019-04-14 00:00
School district defends handling of restroom incident at North Pole High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The school district has been navigating issues around transgender students for years, from elementary school on up, and there hasn't been any big problems ...

Tribune-Star Editorial: Progress on teacher pay, but still a long way to go - Terre Haute Tribune Star

Sat, 2019-04-13 19:30
Tribune-Star Editorial: Progress on teacher pay, but still a long way to go  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Young and early-career teachers in Indiana need a competitive income, with sustainable growth potential, to keep them in the profession.

Dunleavy: Legislature 'knowingly underfunded' Senior Benefits pr - KTVA

Sat, 2019-04-13 18:40
Dunleavy: Legislature 'knowingly underfunded' Senior Benefits pr  KTVA

The governor said it was last year's legislature that chose to underfund the Senior Benefits program — and that they did so knowingly.

Know your enemy, and your Alaska statute - Must Read Alaska

Sat, 2019-04-13 17:01
Know your enemy, and your Alaska statute  Must Read Alaska

WALKER CHIEF OF STAFF GALLOPS INTO LEGAL JEOPARDY. By ART CHANCE SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR. Hopefully, one day the Dunleavy Administration ...

Rep. Laddie Shaw comes in for a landing - Must Read Alaska

Sat, 2019-04-13 16:04
Rep. Laddie Shaw comes in for a landing  Must Read Alaska

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Rep. Laddie Shaw! You've heard of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team landing on the ...

What's up with the Mat-Su, and why is it steering Alaska's politics? - KTOO

Sat, 2019-04-13 13:44
What's up with the Mat-Su, and why is it steering Alaska's politics?  KTOO

With the Mat-Su's decades long population boom has come political power -- and the rise of a particular brand of conservatism.

State lawmakers are weighing whether to axe Alaska's on-board cruise ship inspectors program - KTUU.com

Sat, 2019-04-13 13:36
State lawmakers are weighing whether to axe Alaska's on-board cruise ship inspectors program  KTUU.com

The State Department of Environmental Conservation's public reports show the inspectors actually logged 373 potential violations over the past two years.

House sends budget with spending cuts to Senate, without setting PFDs - KTOO

Sat, 2019-04-13 13:02
House sends budget with spending cuts to Senate, without setting PFDs  KTOO

The Alaska House passed a budget on Thursday that includes $257 million in cuts to the portion of the state budget the Legislature directly controls. That's about ...

Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program - WRAL.com

Sat, 2019-04-13 06:59
Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program  WRAL.com

State lawmakers are weighing whether to axe Alaska's on-board cruise ship inspectors program.

Nova Scotia legislature passes presumed consent law for organ donation - Alaska Highway News

Sat, 2019-04-13 06:30
Nova Scotia legislature passes presumed consent law for organ donation  Alaska Highway News

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia legislature has unanimously passed legislation that presumes consent for organ donation, becoming the first jurisdiction in North ...

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