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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...mild compared with what was to come.As the ACES bill progressed through the Legislature in 2007, each House and Senate committee wanted to put its mark on the bill. Oil prices were rising at the time, along with fuel prices at the pump, and...
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled, but...
Senate panel correction allows minor citations to be posted to windshields

JUNEAU - An Alaska Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill proposing to delete language in a state law that requires authorities to serve minor citations in person...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

...collaboration to improve veterans' care.More needs to be done to reduce the VA backlog in the Lower 48, and a Senate committee has proposed expanding VA funding to get that done. If Congress can focus on veterans care like our Congressional...
Senate committee OKs saving Saint Mary's cabin

...village of Saint Mary's is one step closer to saving his remote cabin, thanks to a recent action by a U.S. Senate committee.William Alstrom's cabin is about 31 miles northwest of his village. The federal Bureau of Land Management said...
Letter: So close to stability

When I was in the Legislature, I chaired the House committee that, with a like Senate committee, drafted the original investment strategy for the Permanent Fund.We expected the Permanent Fund to grow until its earning capacity...
Montana Senator's long dormant forest bill passes committee

...lands in Montana passed its first test Thursday in a Senate committee despite opposition by Republicans who called the measure unbalanced.The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to move the...
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee's lone Democrat. The bill moves to the Senate Finance Committee.
State | AK legislature
Senate committee consider share for DMV vendors

JUNEAU - Private vendors for the Division of Motor Vehicles would get to keep a percentage of proceeds collected from customers plus charge fees of their own under a bill pending in the Legislature.
State | AK legislature
Senate committee advances crime bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a sweeping crime bill. The move came after the withdrawal of a proposed amendment to give juveniles charged with a felony a means of staying out of the adult prison population.
State | AK legislature


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