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Limits proposed for gas line group in alternate project

JUNEAU - Tensions flared Monday between members of the Alaska House and Gov. Bill Walker over how best to advance state efforts to secure a major gas pipeline project, with a visibly upset Walker...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 3, 2015

...will start shutting down the Hyder border crossing at night, beginning April 1. In the same week, we learned that an Alaska House committee - despite the objections of Southeast lawmakers - has hacked $9.5 million from the Alaska Marine Highway...
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

On Friday, the Alaska House Finance subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's...
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

After a lengthy debate, the Alaska House Finance committee, acting as the subcommittee on the Department of Health and Social Services, nixed Gov. Bill Walker's attempt...
Letter to the Editor: Lawmakers have chance to combat sexual violence

In the past year I've seen legislative attacks on reproductive care travel through the Alaska House, Senate and eventually to the governor's desk. When issues like abortion, contraception and sexual education become highly...
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...could wind up grounding two search and rescue helicopters and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports.An Alaska House subcommittee denied a $2.4 million request by the Department of Public Safety for an expanded aircraft section...
State | AK legislature
School choice talk turns into ideological debate

Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed bills that created Great Alaska Earthquake Day and Alaska Law Enforcement Officers Day unanimously and...
State | AK legislature
House passes bill to expand Fairbanks migratory bird refuge

JUNEAU - The Alaska House has passed legislation that would expand a migratory bird refuge in Fairbanks.The House voted 37-1 Monday for a bill that would...
House minority caucus rebrands itself

JUNEAU - The minority caucus in the Alaska House has rebranded itself.The House Democratic caucus is now the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition.The 13-member caucus...
State | AK legislature
State senators riled by federal actions

...development from the coastal plain. A resolution opposing wilderness designation of the coastal plain was introduced in the Alaska House this week.Dunleavy said the state should begin surveying a road through a wildlife refuge to connect King Cove to...
State | AK legislature


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