For schools, cities can't do it alone

...Fairbanks are among the municipalities that have voted to increase education funding in light of the gap created by the state legislature. Cities and boroughs can't do it alone, however. The Legislature should fulfill its commitments, since education...
Empire Editorial: Location doesn't matter when lives are at stake is in the room.The first Alaska Legislature knew this. Back in 1959, one of the laws approved in that first state Legislature set the rules for how the Legislature or the governor could call a special session.No thought was given to location...
SB 89, this bill must die!

...trusted the teachers to do their job and if you didn't like it, got involved with the school board? Now we have the state legislature dictating what is going on in my kid's classroom? The idea that there is some kind of "imbalance" in the power...
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...makes it clear that if Seattle doesn't want to host Shell's fleet, Alaska will do so, gladly."The Alaska State Legislature invites Royal Dutch Shell to use a port in this state as the homeport of its Arctic drilling fleet if the lease with...
Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

The state Legislature approved all of Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet appointees in a joint-session Sunday afternoon, while rejecting a few board appointments...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Help more Alaskans vote

...voter registration is the law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Voters simply present a driver's license at the polling station, and they're permitted to vote. Different...
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025, with 2005 levels as the starting point.The state Legislature is debating various climate change-related bills including proposals to boost renewable electricity, reduce gasoline-powered...
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Legislature's special session could take place away from Juneau resolved that the Alaska State Legislature supports a location for a special...of the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State Legislature ... that is the least costly...further resolved that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to designate...
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea hand over huge swaths of federal land there. State legislatures in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada...types of bills that have been floating around in the state legislatures, that demand the transfer of federal public lands...
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Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...our state budget and good for our working families. We encourage our Southeast lawmakers - and the entire Alaska State Legislature - to do right thing for Alaska and support Gov. Walker's Medicaid expansion.? Empire Readers' Council editorials...


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