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Assembly to vote on vote-by-mail elections Homer and the nearest city clerk's office.The borough is able to consider by-mail elections because the Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 213 this year, which eliminates the need for election boards for each precinct. Requiring an...
Waiting game

...Board of Education passed a fiscal year 2015 budget, as required, knowing changes would likely be coming from the Alaska Legislature. With the state-level changes in House Bill 278 approved, the board is now waiting to see if changes will be...
Schoolhouse rent

...he figured the district can charge the charters $754,000 for in-kind services. House Bill 278 passed by the Alaska Legislature calls for charters to receive a portion of the additional allowable funding. That funding comes from the Kenai...
What others say: Legislature did a B+ job

No session of the Alaska Legislature is perfect.This one came as close as any in years.While...and large, they did - with much less turmoil than previous Alaska Legislatures have brought to Juneau.Remember 2011? In that year, the...
Corps of Engineers gains flexibility for Alaska projects able to partner with a private group for Arctic port development.In the recently wrapped-up session, the Alaska Legislature increased the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority's reach to cover Arctic infrastructure development...
Legislature approves advancing gas line project

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project. The House voted 36-4 on the...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...Superman and Bizarro Lois Lane looked like the Addams family on a bad hair day.In the Bizarro World that is the Alaska Legislature, we find ourselves in a situation where the only right vote on ANY minimum wage bill introduced by the House Majority...
Revised HB77 deserves consideration

...system while simultaneously striving to eliminate the backlog. We look forward to discussing the amendments as the Alaska Legislature takes up HB 77 in the coming days and weeks.Joe Balash is Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources...
Reworked HB77 up for debate in Alaska Legislature

JUNEAU - A bill that stalled in the Senate last year over concerns it limited public involvement in permitting decisions resurfaced Monday.
Hunting priority should go to Alaskans gather meat, statewide, for their families to subsist upon. How much longer will it take until our alleged Alaska Legislature accepts the fact that our state ceased to be a safari destination for the world upon statehood? No Alaskan family...


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