Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer

ANCHORAGE - An attorney is using emails between a lawmaker and developer in his case against the Legislature' on renovated Anchorage office space.Emails show the lawmaker who the "Taj Mahawker" is named for used his personal...
Lawmaker wants to increase requirements for schools

ANCHORAGE - A state lawmaker is proposing an increase to the minimum number of students required to make schools eligible for state funding.KTUU-TV reported...
Commission nixes raises for state lawmakers

...Commission has ruled against raises for the state's top lawmakers.On Oct. 27, the commission met in Anchorage as part of...established in 1976, is to provide an independent look at lawmakers' salaries rather than rely on the Legislature to decide its...
Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor...from 1998, when Biskupski became Utah's first openly gay lawmaker and some of her colleagues in the heavily Mormon and conservative...
Nation and World
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...continue to be many discussions among lawmakers and the public as to how best shore up...Native population. The vast majority of lawmakers in the Alaska Legislature are white...communities after families move away. If lawmakers do insist on pursuing this option, it...
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due...for agriculture in the State of Alaska... so I think (lawmakers) take our advice to heart," he said.
Lawmakers hear pipeline buyout timeline

Lawmakers considering a buyout of Canadian pipeline firm TransCanada are preparing...AKLNG natural gas project will vote on their schedule of work for 2016. Lawmakers want to ensure the state has a full one-quarter voting share of the...
Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

...were American Indian or Alaska Native and another race, the census reported.Sharon Clahchischilliage, a Republican state lawmaker in New Mexico and a member of the Navajo Nation, said she was pleased the Census Bureau was testing out a question on tribal...
Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

...Walker's office would hold an hours-long legislative briefing on session agenda items Saturday.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett says she hadn't been invited to anything, and said lawmakers are ready to work on legislation.
Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

...Kennicott or Taku (current in lay up with no service in the near future) to Juneau for the legislative session to house lawmakers. They can forfeit their per-diem and take a cut like all the other state workers. Let's see how serious they are now...


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