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Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes

...workforce of 85,000.A new report by the agency's inspector general said most were not fired, even though a 1998 law calls for terminations when IRS workers willfully don't pay their taxes. The penalty must be waived by the IRS commissioner...
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Committee takes up gas line board appointments

...Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. The appointments are subject to legislative approval.The law calls for the governor to consider an individual's expertise and experience with gas pipeline projects, finance, large project...
Three things to watch

...Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is set to hear a bill Tuesday related to religious exemptions from unions.State law calls for public employees to pay dues to their unions or employee associations. However, there is an exemption to protect...
State | AK legislature
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...incumbent Sean Parnell.Fleener has since been named a special assistant to Walker, advising him on Arctic issues.The law calls for a new governor to appoint a successor to the office of lieutenant governor should that office become vacant.
State | AK legislature
Not done yet

...waning days of the legislative session, and a lack of consensus sent the session past its scheduled end of Sunday. State law calls for a 90-day session, but the Alaska Constitution allows lawmakers to meet for up to 121 days.Hawker said funding...
State | AK legislature
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...legislative hearings on certified initiatives within 30 days of the start of session.That never happened this year.The law calls for the lieutenant governor to hold hearings around the state at least 30 days before an election on initiatives scheduled...
State | AK legislature
Groups seek decision on southeast wolves

...petitioned to list Alexander Archipelago wolves in August 2011. An attorney for the center, Rebecca Noblin, said federal law calls for a decision within 90 days about whether additional protections may be necessary."Two years ago we were worried...
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...Parnell's appointment of a Texas man and former pipeline company executive to the board. Critics of the appointment say the law calls for Alaska residents to serve on Alaska boards and commissions. Parnell has argued that under the state constitution...
State | AK legislature
A bridge too narrow

...narrow for pedestrians and bikers to share. There would be no space for a bicycle path to traverse safely as the federal law calls for a 10-foot path; the city plan is only for 7.5 feet. A lot of kids use the sidewalk, and we would just be asking...
UN report wants moratorium on killer robots

...inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."Report author Christof Heyns, a South African professor of human rights law, calls for a worldwide moratorium on the "testing, production, assembly, transfer, acquisition, deployment and use" of...
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