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Ferry system braces for budget cuts
Dwindling budget could mean loss of services.
US Senator questions Facebook over policies surrounding ivory sales
He worked with Alaska Native artists to resolve an issue with Etsy last year.
Alaska governor’s candidate screening process under scrutiny
JUNEAU — Newly elected Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s process for screening candidates for government work is under scrutiny after three people picked for prominent… Continue reading
Budget director’s history of cutting with ‘hatchet, not a scalpel’ sparks concern
How much power should the position have?
Governor taps new Administration commissioner
She has extensive federal government experience.
Shellfish rehabilitation bill carries economic potential
Experts see a bright future in mariculture.
Dunleavy amendments look to shift power away from lawmakers
It will be tough to get enough support for them.
Reps talking, but House still unsettled
The House is a week away from a dubious record.
Gov’s bills includes $20M slash to education
The money was already approved.
To repeal or not? Statewide crime commission hoping for feedback on SB 91
We know where the governor stands.
11 days, and still no House leadership
The clock is ticking.
Dunleavy announces board, commission appointments
A former lieutenant governor candidate is among them.
Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate
“Suicide and suicide prevention is not a partisan issue.”
Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts
New Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is taking a more conservative approach to oil revenue forecasting to help avoid the creation of an oversized budget.… Continue reading
Breaking all the rules: Jackson sworn in, against state statutes
House Republicans pursue Sharon Jackson’s appointment, even though it likely won’t stand
Dunleavy unveils plan for PFD back payments
That mega PFD isn’t happening this year, in his plan.
Dunleavy to give first State of State address
It’s in less than a week.
Hello? Cellphones banned on Senate floor
Sen. John Coghill said Tuesday evening he is considering a revision of a ban of cellphone usage on the Senate floor. Coghill is the Senate… Continue reading
Tensions rise in discombobulated Alaska House
Until a majority is formed, the House will be at a standstill.
Alaska receives almost 10 times more unemployment filings since shutdown began
There have been almost 10 times more unemployment filings from federal workers in Alaska than normal since the federal shutdown began. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading