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HB 115, Leaders do the right thing

...provided in the Juneau Empire's April 9 editorial entitled "HB 115 a political stunt". I have watched thousands of Alaskans...will support our local leaders and go after the Tongass.Passing HB 115 was not a political stunt. The people who would have you...
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault...of our dwindling resources."We agree.HB 115 has now been referred to the Senate...passage last year before running out of time.HB 115 is nothing but a political stunt, and...
Opinion | AK legislature
Gov. Walker signs four bills into law

...session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.HB 180, sponsored by Rep. Kathy Munoz, R-Juneau...second Sunday in June as Children's Day.HB 178 gives the Medical Services Review Committee...medical fees.On Tuesday, Walker signed HB 106 and HB 46.HB 106 updates child support...
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...disproportionately impacts rural legislative information offices.HB 176 aims to repeal the 2.5 percent salary increase for Juneau and most of the rest in LIO offices.As introduced, HB 176 would disproportionately impact rural LIO staff. Employees...
State | AK legislature
House passes bill pushing back annual disclosure deadline

...passed legislation pushing back the date by which legislators and other public officials must file annual financial disclosures.HB 65 would move the filing deadline from March 15 to May 15.A minority-led effort to keep the reporting deadline for legislators...
Photo: The weight of assessment

...Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, listen to Peggy Cowan, superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District, speak in favor of HB 80 at the Capitol on Thursday. The bill would repeal the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness...
HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...and to help ease the pain of current generations.We began arriving around noon on Easter Sunday, and shortly after 3 a.m. HB 216 passed, making an incredible statement for the state of Alaska. If you have never been a second-class citizen in the only...
Let's act like we have played the game before

...opponents?On Friday, however, EM and HB started the game as a combined compared to Alaska quality of play and HB coaches said they would be a strong small...fraternity.This column is not to offend EM or HB but 'WE' need to play teams that are more...
My Turn: A reminder there is always a '12th player' in the Alaska Legislature

...The consideration of the new amendments to HB 77 is a testament to people taking back...Resources released the new amendments for HB 77. Like the 12th player for the Seahawks...Alaska, submitted resolutions opposing HB 77. There have been hundreds of people...
Letter: It is about the money

...about keeping the light on local government ? vote 'No" on HB 275. It was full of disingenuous dribble meant to instill fear...citizens informed.What the Empire fails to tell you is that HB 275 is a permissive bill. It would require a local ordinance...


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