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...laws.The board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks. They signed off on statutory changes it wants the Alaska Legislature to change in last year's ballot measure that legalized commercial marijuana, reported The four issues include...
What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...released and admitted, but do the math, and it works out to nearly $62,000 per inmate bed per year.Though the Alaska Legislature has solved the state's budget puzzle for the 2016 fiscal year, in less than seven months it will be back at work...
What others say: More questions than answers

...staffer to Sen. Charlie Huggins and one of the Alaska Legislature's highest paid aides, may have been paid since...terminate an employee for far less, so why would the Alaska Legislature have a lower standard? That especially should hold...
Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

ANCHORAGE - After months of negotiations, the Alaska Legislature on Thursday approved a $5 billion budget that reduces spending while tapping the state's reserves to help with multibillion-dollar...
Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

JUNEAU - If you have a sense of deja vu, you're not alone. The Alaska Legislature is seemingly right back to where it was more than a month ago.After weeks of fitful negotiations and watching would-be deals...
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...council member Duncan Fields of Kodiak and passed with a 9-2 vote.Since then, public input has swelled.The Alaska legislature's coastal representatives sent a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council expressing support for...
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse agreement on a budget by July 1, the state will lay off 15,000 of its 16,000 employees.The budget the Alaska Legislature passed at the end of its regular session in Juneau was incomplete - it doesn't have enough revenue to pay for...
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

The Alaska Legislature has had some difficult problems to deal with this year - a huge budget deficit, marijuana legalization and Medicaid expansion...
Assembly talks budget, money for special interests

...School District Superintendent Sean Dusek on its "moving target" of a 2015-16 budget that remains in limbo as the Alaska Legislature has yet to decide education funding levels. Discussion among board members, who voted on a resolution to determine...
What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...information is cited in the Alaska Legislature's rightful response to Washington...better. C'mon on up!The Alaska Legislature was correct to remark on Washington's...interests on issues.We, as the Alaska Legislature has done, suggest that the...


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