| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:43 PM
A divided Alaska Senate has passed an overhaul of Alaska's oil tax structure.
Supporters say the bill will make Alaska more competitive and lead to more investment. Critics call it a giveaway with no assurances that Alaska will see anything in...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The state Senate has delayed until next week a vote on bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater.
The announcement was made after several failed attempts to amend the bill, including one that would give ships more time to meet...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:51 PM
State office candidates rushed to file for this year’s primary elections Friday, producing several surprises before a 5 p.m. filing deadline.
Fifty-nine of the state Legislature’s 60 seats -- all 40 House seats and 19 of 20 Senate seats...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:41 PM
School districts have wrapped up their lobbying trip to the state capitol and some lawmakers are still unsure if they should increase education funding.
Among them are leaders in the Senate who have significant influence on the decision.
| Feb 14, 2011
| 3:44 PM
House Majority lawmakers have put on paper what many of them are thinking; a set of "guiding principles" which they say are not a mandate to cut spending, but meant to help decide how best to spend Alaska’s money.
“This is home grown. This...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 1:41 PM
It sounds like there's some real frustration brewing behind the scenes regarding the over-budget, behind-schedule Goose Creek Correctional Center, currently under construction in the Mat-Su Valley.
When asked about the project in a Tuesday Senate...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:28 AM
A statewide gathering of school superintendents celebrated a landmark court settlement in Anchorage on Thursday.
“It’s a historic time,” said Mike Hanley, the state commissioner for education. “This settlement is great for our...