House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...of rights, and another would require the tax agency to fire employees caught targeting individuals or groups based on their politics.In all, the House passed eight bills and sent them to the Senate. Seven were passed without recorded votes, with no opposition...
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Slack Tide: Save some daylight for me'd call "politically informed." I'm more like "politically-informed informed." I know I can inform myself about politics; I just usually skip right to the sports. However, at least until regular season baseball gets in full swing - after which...
Alaska Editorial: In Kenai, it's time to talk fishing

...worked together on a task force, and the dialogue in those settings has been positive and productive. It's harder to play politics with fishery issues when the people who will be impacted - a human face to the issue - are sitting at the same table.With...
Help protest money's influence on politics

Right now, provisions in election law can make it difficult or impossible to know which contractors are funneling money to the super PACs and joint fundraising committees that use these donations to fuel misleading attack campaigns.
Rep. Reinbold loses another post for bucking partisan politics

Rep. Lora Reinbold has been removed from another Legislature-appointed position in the aftermath of her vote against the House majority on the state operating budget.
State | AK legislature
Peninsula school board votes to retain criticized textbook

...director Christine Ermold told the board during a work session earlier Monday that a review committee found coverage of gender, politics and ethnicity was balanced in the eighth grade social studies textbook, called "America: History of Our Nation, Beginnings...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...Many tribal hospitals are not included in this data because of cost reporting requirements. Now is not the time for partisan politics to cloud our legislators judgement over this important issue. It doesn't matter if this expansion was made possible by the...
Empire Editorial: Reinbold a champion but gets pariah treatment

...doesn't pay to be honest. Especially in politics.Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River...those unwritten commandments of state politics, a gentlemen's agreement, that isn't...shines a light on the ugly reality of politics.We applaud Reinbold for her bold action...
Consultant creates super PAC for Anchorage mayor's race

ANCHORAGE - An election tool usually seen in national politics is showing up in the Anchorage mayor's race.Republican Art Hackney, an Alaska political consultant, is creating an independent...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

Mobile users can view infographic here.It's the start of the second half at the Alaska Capitol.Politics isn't a sport, but sports metaphors sometimes fit best. Today is the 51st day of the 90-day first session of the 29th Alaska...
State | AK legislature


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