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The Senate Finance Committee is nearing completion of its work on Gov. Sean Parnell's enabling legislation for state equity participation in the Alaska LNG Project.
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Last year's Environmental Protection Agency raid on the small gold-mining town of Chicken, Alaska, constituted a clear case of overkill by federal authorities seeking violations of environmental regulations, according to an official review of the controversial incident released Thursday.
Jeff Ottesen, Program Development Director for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, right at table, and Michael Vigue, Project Manager for DOTPF, testifies on extending the road north of Juneau to the Katzehin River during a March 6 Joint Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol in Juneau.
The Affordable Care Act is a big law with plenty of ripple effects. But at its heart is a simple premise: Americans who lack health insurance should be able to go online and pick a plan, and if their income falls beneath a certain threshold, the federal government will cover part of the cost.
The Senate Resources Committee is holding hearings this week on House Bill 77. HB 77 is Gov. Sean Parnell's grab bag of anti-salmon, anti-democracy rollbacks that grants new super powers to our state government while stripping away our rights as Alaskans to protect our fish and game resources.
A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for public money to be used for private or religious schools was pulled from the Senate floor ahead of scheduled debate Wednesday.
The Alaska Senate Education Committee on Wednesday deleted a provision calling for transportation for charter school students from its version of the governor's bill.
State legislative leaders have called on Gov. Sean Parnell to "hold the line" in contract talks with the Alaska Marine Highway System 's unions.
The House Finance Committee on Tuesday cut advertising funding for an anti-obesity program and rebuffed a Democratic-led effort to boost education funding, concluding that was a decision for another day.
The Alaska Senate's four Anchorage Democrats called on Gov. Sean Parnell to withdraw the appointment of a California resident and former oil company executive from the Alaska board that sets the value of crude-oil pipelines and other petro-property for tax purposes.
A draft version of the gas line bill would raise the gas tax rate over what Gov. Sean Parnell proposed and change the role of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.
Committee member Sen. Berta Gardner, a Democrat from Anchorage, grilled representatives from the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Monday on where funds for transporting charter school students would come from.
Lawmakers will increase school funding this year - but with the majority of the session in the books, no one is saying by how much.