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Gov. Walker signs eight bills into law

...percent.? SB 43 makes volunteer fire departments immune from civil lawsuits.? SB 70 allows the state to say a gas pipeline can be built through Denali State Park and several recreation areas.? SB 71 allows certified pharmacists to give vaccinations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/gov-walker-signs-eight-bills-law
State | AK legislature
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...May 1.That deadline was averted, but the state will use various funds - including those devoted to education and a gas pipeline - to continue operating until a final solution is reached.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/legislature-finishes-regular-session-sp
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...of general funds and $157 million from an in-state gas pipeline fund. That's the fund that Gov. Bill Walker otherwise would use for an alternate gas pipeline project that Republican leaders have tried to restrict...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-proposal-
State
Thumbs up, thumbs down for April 20, 2015

...money at a time when it's trying to save money.Still, we understand. The state is facing big choices on a natural gas pipeline and Medicaid. The Legislature also ran out of time to address important issues like Erin's Law, which provides for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/thumbs-thumbs-down-april-20-2015
Opinion
Walker: No budget, no going home

...provide an alternative: Centennial Hall.In March, as lawmakers talked about a special session to consider natural gas pipeline issues, Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford and members of Juneau's legislative delegation signed a letter offering the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/walker-no-budget-no-going-home
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: The little cog

...campaigns. Infrastructure, if mentioned at all by the political class, is cast largely in terms of megaprojects such as gas pipelines.But it's the smaller things, even a meter at a rural airport, that are important to most folks' daily lives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-21/alaska-editorial-little-cog
Opinion
Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

...legislation Friday that sought to temporarily restrict participation of a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project that he proposed.The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike Chenault and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/governor-vetoes-bill-limiting-state-ent
State | AK legislature
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 13, 2015

...that's not even considering the special session that's been talked about for this fall - it's expected to deal with gas pipeline issues and may take place in Anchorage.Thumbs down to bad weather. Spring in Alaska brings breakup, but from the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-13/thumbs-thumbs-down-april-13-2015
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...governor, too: 68 percent of you say Bill Walker is doing a good or excellent job. You're even optimistic about a gas pipeline - 42 percent of you say it's "getting closer." Of course, there's the 44 percent of you who think it will never...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-06/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...legislation Friday that temporarily would restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker.The bill, which Walker has said he would veto, could get a vote on the Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/bill-limit-corporation-role-alternate-p
State | AK legislature

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