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Some answers on oil taxes

...investment to offset that decline.Can you talk a little about how SB 21 was developed?Rodell: You have to go back to (House Bill 110) that was debated in the Legislature for two years - it did not pass right there at the end ... there were also...
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

...restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes in schools and other places meant for children. However, Senate Bill 209 and House Bill 360 go far beyond that. Lawmakers should follow science and evidence, and clearly that is still being developed," he...
My Turn: Politicians don't need Outside money to look silly

...running now featuring Sam Cotten saying Sullivan wanted to take Alaskan voices out of the permitting process through House Bill 77. That's a flat-out lie but Democrats don't seem to have a problem with lies told on their behalf.When Anchorage...
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...adjustments can be made in premiums paid by employers.That's the word from state officials in charge of implementing House Bill 316, a bill passed by the Legislature in April changing the way medical care is paid for under workers' compensation...
Extended session produces 116 bills

...stamp of approval.In total, 116 House and Senate bills gained the approval of both bodies. That breakdown is 70 House bills and 46 Senate bills. Lawmakers also agreed on 41 resolutions - this time at a more even split of 20 from the House...
Opportunity for local youth to connect with elders, place and language

...methodology, Tlingit migration and language and social roles and responsibilities. In lieu of the recent passing of House Bill 216 that acknowledges all 18 languages of Alaska, Tlingit language immersion experiences will be a highlight for Alaska...
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...mind, Gov. Sean Parnell has not signed all of these bills yet, and he could use his veto power to nix any.???House bills (HB) start in the House of Representatives, but they can change form quite a bit before they've passed the House...
Not done yet

...six-member committee, made up of three representatives and three senators, met Tuesday to start hammering out differences on House Bill 278.Hawker promised an open process that would allow the public and other lawmakers to follow the committee's process...
State | AK legislature
Education a sticking point as session ends

...calls for a three-fourths vote in each chamber.The House, in its rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell's education bill, House Bill 278, increased the per-student funding formula by about $300 over three years, in addition to providing $30 million...
State | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill past actions. He said he thought there was probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill.Both the House bill and the initiative would raise the current minimum wage of $7.75 an hour by $2 an hour over two years and adjust...
State | AK legislature


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