My Turn: Legislatiave wish list to help the disabled

...responsibilities to private facilities and psychiatric units. DHSS should never have been given the authority by the Alaska Legislature to delegate DHSS's obligation of investigating disabled patients' complaints. But that is absolutely what is...
Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

...D-Fairbanks. The House Democratic Caucus will be led by Minority Leader Chris Tuck of Anchorage during the 29th Alaska Legislature."Rep. Ortiz's experience as a classroom teacher will be of great value to our caucus as we work to address...
State | Local
AIDEA approves commercial loan for Wasilla theme park

...The facility, scheduled to be completed in 2015, is expected to create 35 to 50 jobs, according to AIDEA.The Alaska Legislature established AIDEA in 1967 to promote economic growth within the state. The agency doesn't originate loans but...
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

When the Alaska Legislature convenes on Jan. 20, 2015, there's one item we hope all members - Republican, Democrat and Independent - will agree upon...
Stakeholder to sell holdings in oil rig transported to South Africa for offshore exploration, pending final approval.The authority, set up by the Alaska Legislature to provide financing for businesses that expand the state economy, said Friday it and other owners have been unable...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...committee chairs, visit The majority and minority will announce remaining committee assignments later. The 29th Legislature convenes...
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...develop regulations or advise a new marijuana board. Colorado formed a task force to study the issue, and the Alaska Legislature or a regulatory board could follow suit, she said.Asked if lawmakers would embrace the initiative or put up roadblocks...
UA president warns of likely budget cuts

...serious cuts. Gamble's assessment preceded a regents' vote on the university's annual funding request from the Alaska Legislature. Regents voted 7-3 to seek $395.8 million, an increase of about $2 million from last year's request...
My Turn: There is a progressive alternative to Cathy Munoz

...politically progressive since her election to the Alaska Legislature. Although she presents herself as a moderate legislator...A vote for George McGuan is a vote to return the Alaska Legislature to a more bipartisan institution, something we...
The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...Ballot Measure 4. It has a long name, but it's really about Pebble Mine. Vote yes, and you say you want the Alaska Legislature to have to approve Pebble Mine to move forward. Vote no, and you say the permit process should decide whether...


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