State will appeal school funding decision

...announced its appeal Wednesday. "The state has a long history of sharing the burden of education funding between local governments, the state and federal aid," Attorney General Craig Richards said in a prepared statement. "This principle has...
State | AK legislature
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...earned from national forests, before states started receiving SRS money. The need for funding is partly a result of local governments and communities being prohibited from collecting taxes on federal land.The money from the 1908 Act, however...
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...begins.? Nov. 24, 2015 - Alcoholic Beverage Control Board must adopt regulatory structure. If it does not, local governments have the option to create their own regulations.? Feb. 24, 2016 - Board must begin accepting applications for marijuana...
State | AK legislature
Walker appoints three to cabinet

...Chris' years of experience as city manager will prove to be very valuable in heading up a department that works with local governments."Taylor has worked for the state for the past 25 years and for DOC for seven, according to the release."Ron's...
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...even than I've been in the past. I need to find the balance."Fuel is a major cost item for many businesses and local governments, and the recent changes are upending budgets that were drafted month ago and used to plan hiring and authorize projects...
Pot entrepreneurs lining up space for marijuana businesses

...marijuana. On Feb. 24, possession of up to an ounce will be legal for people older than 21. The new law allows local governments to ban or limit marijuana businesses. It also lays out a nine-month state rulemaking process for selling, growing...
Sitka plans town hall on marijuana regulation

...November approved an initiative legalizing the recreational use of pot by those 21 and older. The initiative allows local governments to ban or put limits on marijuana businesses, such as the number of operations and their locations.While the initiative...
New Anchorage downtown lounge under liquor license scrutiny

...becomes old news."The assembly is scheduled to vote on the matter in February. Technically, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board authorizes such transfers, but it typically differs to decisions made by local governments.
Gov. Walker: Pot law won't be delayed

...marijuana regulations by Nov. 24, 2015, Alaska's local governments have the option to establish their own regulations...must adopt regulatory structure. If it does not, local governments have the option to create their own regulations...
Local | AK legislature
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...states."Filing with the IRS is not only illegal under federal laws, but it's a great loss of revenues for our local government over the past years," he said.American Samoa residents who filed in the states may have been seeking large refund...


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