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Legislators file first round of bills

...executive and state and national legislative offices; repeals the special runoff election for the office of U.S. senator and representative.? HB 18 - Rep. Josephson - Extends health insurance subsidies to close the "health insurance doughnut hole...
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...allegations that until recently were shrouded in secrecy. This is the right move and deserves support from every senator and representative who claims to put the Alaska's interests first. What we can't afford is to pass the buck because someone...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...edited for length. Q: You've been governor since 2009 and spent years as lieutenant governor and as a state senator and representative before that. What are your plans now that you no longer hold elected office?A: (Right now) we're kind...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Drue Pearce and Lyda Green.In Alaska, women don't record history - they write it.Today, 16 Alaska Senators and Representatives are women who hold many key positions in the Capitol.I am proud to work with Sen. Cathy Giessel, a nurse...
My Turn: School choice would benefit rural education Alaskan voters can decide this issue. If you haven't expressed your views on this issue to your state senator and representative, now is the time to do so.? Jess T. Ellis, DDS, MS, has been an itinerate endodontist practicing in Alaska...
Vietnam vets finally receive their 'Welcome Home'

...were recognized and presented with certificates by the Joint Legislative Veterans Caucus, made up of state senators and representatives. Five members of the Discovery preschool kicked off the ceremony by presenting "Welcome Home" signs they...
'Frankenfish' labeling admendment advanced by Congressional committee

...The Agriculture spending bill must be approved by the whole Senate, then go to a conference committee where senators and representatives will negotiate a compromise between it and a version passed by the House. Only if the "Frankenfish" amendment...
State | Local
Parnell: Focus on progressivity 'takes things out of context'

...Democrats were also questioned about their plans to introduce an oil tax reform bill of their own. Democratic senators and representatives have been promising that a bill is forthcoming since the legislative session started three weeks ago.French...
Alaska Editorial: Statewide sharing

...of Wrangell to represent not only the First City but all of Alaska.In the same way, Alaska's other 58 senators and representatives are responsible for the economic well-being of Alaska, which includes Ketchikan.Not only Alaska, but...
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

...legislation to increase Alaskans' financial uncertainty in a weak economy.I urge Alaskans to call their state senators and representatives and tell them to oppose this legislation. We have regulations that work-there is no need to give insurance...


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