APOC considers giving a bigger break to first-time politicos' mistakes

...the commission, said during Thursday's meeting that the commission is also proposing statutory changes to the Alaska Legislature. "We did send this year a set of proposed statutory changes along with some regulatory changes we're trying...
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...forcing the schools to close, serve an entirely Alaska Native population. The vast majority of lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature are white, and the majority of students impacted are not. Regardless of the fiscal intention behind such a bill...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...migration that will have a detrimental effect on its economy."In other words, if the Republican leadership in the Alaska Legislature remains entrenched in their "cuts only" focus, Juneau's economy will continue to be held back despite growth...
Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

...system's operations plan for 2016, which includes deep cuts in service as a result of a reduced budget imposed by the Alaska Legislature earlier this year.Also on the docket is a presentation by the Southeast Conference and a strategic planning workshop...
Schools in jeopardy where their 8-year-old son Daniel attends is closed. It's the only school in the village, but if the Alaska Legislature changes the parameters for school funding, it could be among 55 schools that disappear.The State of Alaska provides...
State | Local | AK legislature
'We're here because we remember'

...take care of veterans and the citizens of Juneau," Thorsteinson said.The audience, including members of the Alaska Legislature such as Sen. Dennis Egan and Rep. Cathy Munoz, both of Juneau, also had those from other countries with shared...
Pipeline plan passes 7 percent," he said, referring to the interest rate charged by TransCanada.The vote effectively ends the Alaska Legislature's third special session of the year. The House was expected to gavel out after its vote, and the Senate is expected...
State | AK legislature
Haines forestry office closes for season for the winter on Nov. 21.The office had been kept open year-round until budget cuts were enacted by the Alaska Legislature early this year.The office will remain closed until Jan. 10 and will reopen for two weeks, closing again on...
Park halts cable project the tip of the Chilkat Peninsula, it needed separate permission for that portion of the route.In 1983, the Alaska Legislature created the marine park - and several others across the state - to, in lawmakers' words, "maintain its natural...
Done deal: Walker signs bill buying out TransCanada's share of pipeline

...producing gas before 2025.When the Legislature returns to Juneau in January, it will face decisions on the state's deficit and other aspects of the pipeline project.The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature begins Jan. 19.
State | AK legislature


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