Legislature passes bill on AGDC appointment

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature has passed a measure allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of a corporation that could play a key role in a...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters Nancy Reagan for a moment: Just say "No," Alaska Legislature.This week, we've watched as the Alaska House...important, so tell your kids).In 2002, the Alaska Legislature, full of vim, vigor and empty promises, passed...
My Turn: Retirement checks should never bounce

...retirement check. Pay-as-you-go allows the 28th Alaska Legislature to spend general fund reserves today so that the 45th, 46th and 47th Alaska Legislature must find the money to cover that retirement check...
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...Superman and Bizarro Lois Lane looked like the Addams Family on a bad hair day.In the Bizarro World that is the Alaska Legislature, we find ourselves in a situation where the only right vote on a minimum wage bill introduced by the House Majority...
If Legislature stays on course, school district will keep more teachers

...shows where additional money would be directed. The district has already finalized $4.5 million in cuts.If the Alaska Legislature approves additional money, the top priority is restoring 10 teaching positions - a proposal with a $1 million...
Education funding fix passes House, moves to Senate

As the Alaska Legislature enters the final week and a half of the "Education Session," two of the biggest questions facing lawmakers have not been answered...
State | AK legislature
Ketchikan artist explores new medium for SLAM

...Alaska's Percent for Art Program was created in 1975, and is overseen by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. The Alaska legislature approved a statute that requires spending 1 percent of the construction cost for public buildings to acquire and...
My Turn: If pot becomes legal, we'll all pay

...dependence? A Harvard professor and pro-marijuana advocate who testified in favor of marijuana legalization in the Alaska Legislature in 2006, said it's an unhealthy preoccupation with a drug, where people "are constantly thinking about it...
Editorial: Keep Alaska's archives in Alaska

...government cannot do the job properly, perhaps the state of Alaska can.Last week, Gov. Sean Parnell asked the Alaska Legislature for $1 million in state funds to preserve the records of the late Sen. Ted Stevens. This is a laudable effort...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...ourselves against diseases so much worse than a broken leg?Perhaps cost or accessibility are the problems. The Alaska Legislature is considering SB169, a proposal that would revive the state's universal vaccination program. Children and some...


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