Legislator joins national movement on privacy bills

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Anchorage legislator and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska announced plans Wednesday to support bills to extend digital privacy protections… Continue reading

Legislature opens regular session

On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, climbed the steps of the Capitol together with smiles on their faces. They… Continue reading

Survey: Lawmakers predict what session will bring

Everyone wants to know what the second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature will bring, but no one knows the answer. Well, no one outside… Continue reading

Constitutional change proposed to limit session length

JUNEAU — A Democratic state representative has proposed a constitutional amendment to limit regular legislative sessions to 90 days.The proposal, from Anchorage Rep. Matt Claman,… Continue reading

Bill would protect clergy who refuse to solemnize marriages

Of the 34 bills prefiled by Alaska lawmakers on Friday, none have been more controversial than Senate Bill 120 and House Bill 236.The bills, proposed… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court upholds local school contribution

JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld as constitutional a state requirement that local school districts help pay for education, reversing a lower… Continue reading

AGDC board taps former VP as interim president

The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. began formally regrouping Dec. 18 when Fritz Krusen was named interim president and other board of directors positions were settled.Krusen… Continue reading

Walker proposes big fix, including income tax, to solve state’s budget woes

Gov. Bill Walker has proposed the biggest changes to Alaska’s system of taxes and revenue since Jay Hammond signed legislation eliminating the state’s income tax… Continue reading

Board changes residency rules for legal pot businesses

JUNEAU — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business… Continue reading

Schedule slipping on pre-FEED work

State officials say they are worried that the schedule for the big Alaska LNG Project could slip because of delays by North Slope producers in… Continue reading

Alaska working on rules for legalized pot industry

JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska is working to finalize rules that will help govern its legal marijuana trade, but some industry supporters say… Continue reading

Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

JUNEAU — A review of the Alaska Department of Corrections ordered by Gov. Bill Walker after several inmate deaths found outdated policies, cases of lax… Continue reading

State English, math test results show room to improve

Most Alaska students do not meet new state math and English proficiency standards, but that does not come as a surprise to the Department of… Continue reading

Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

After passing a landmark gas pipeline deal, the Alaska House approved a formal complaint against the Obama administration’s decision to cancel oil and gas lease… Continue reading

Senate approves TransCanada buyout

The Alaska Senate voted by a wide margin Tuesday morning to approve the state’s buyout of TransCanada and advance the natural gas pipeline project known… Continue reading

Senate Finance advances TransCanada buyout bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee on Monday advanced legislation that would authorize funding for a buyout of one of the state’s partners in a… Continue reading

Administration pitches new plan to fund government

Gov. Bill Walker’s administration is preparing to roll out the most radical change to the state’s annual budgeting process since the creation of the Alaska… Continue reading

Legislators: Is AGDC ready?

Leaders of the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation were the subjects of a legislative inquiry on Tuesday as lawmakers consider whether the AGDC is fit… Continue reading

TransCanada supportive of buyout, state official says

JUNEAU — TransCanada Corp. is supportive of the state buying out the company’s position in a proposed gas project in Alaska, a state official told… Continue reading