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Limits proposed for gas line group in alternate project

...appointees are subject to legislative confirmation.Baker said the AGDC's legal counsel also is looking at whether a law change is needed for the AGDC to pursue a larger-scale project.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he supports Walker's...
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State retirement benefits at stake

...justices of the high court traveled to Juneau Tuesday to hear grievances about a former state worker who, due to the law change, would be prevented from receiving the same level of retirement benefits as before if he returned to state employment...
Tasting rooms lead to boom year for distillery

KENAI - While 2014 was a banner year for Alaska distilleries thanks to a law change that brought back tasting rooms, High Mark Distillery owner Felicia Keith-Jones said 2015 is shaping up to be even better...
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...year amid much-lower oil prices.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang says Walker currently isn't proposing any particular law change. She says the administration is sharing facts with Alaskans as it learns them. Walker took office Dec. 1.
Alaska Editorial: Standing against sex trafficking

...cooperation on a good bill, and especially to Sen. Sullivan for applying his experience as attorney general to implement a law change that could well make a difference for Alaska and other states.
Super Bowl, Tiger make Phoenix the center of sports universe

...Phoenix, where 12 blocks have been cordoned off for a myriad of Super Bowl activities and displays. Thanks to a temporary law change, fans can wander through with open containers of alcohol.A few steps away is the NFL Experience, billed as the league's...
Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case

...further consideration.The state Department of Law was reviewing the decision. Part of the evaluation will be whether law changes or new regulations are needed to comply with the ruling, a spokeswoman said.The decision is the latest by a court...
Coming out

...including my denomination of origin, the United Church of Christ, have advocated marriage equality for years. As civil laws change, the right of those in these traditions to exercise their religious freedom has increased. Religious practitioners who...
Controversial bear-hunting bill will likely die in committee

...nonresidents to go along if they are a close relative or spouse. Several big-game guides testified Sunday that the law changes could jeopardize Alaska's entire big-game guide system and open it to legal challenges. "It would take down sheep...
Pipeline planning costs reach $25 million penny-wise and a pound foolish now," Samuels said. Murkowski, who faces a re-election challenge in the August primary, is expected to call another special legislative session for another try at the oil tax and gas law changes.


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