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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...
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.
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...
Thumbs up, thumbs down for April 20, 2015 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature


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