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What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...also makes it clear that if Seattle doesn't want to host Shell's fleet, Alaska will do so, gladly."The Alaska State Legislature invites Royal Dutch Shell to use a port in this state as the homeport of its Arctic drilling fleet if the lease...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

...February 2. Celebrated in many lower 48 states as Groundhog Day, the name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday. Who'd have guessed that North America's biggest squirrel and perhaps one of the...
Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

...troopers from around the state have been brought in to help enforce fishery regulations, he said. This year the Alaska State Legislature added $175,000 to the troopers' budget to aid in the enforcement of the Cook Inlet fisheries. McConnell...
Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

...Fellow journalist Gregg Erickson, editor of the Alaska Budget Report, said Tkacz claimed to have covered the Alaska State Legislature for 33 years - and "he's not the kind of guy who would throw that around unless he was sure of it." Tkacz...
Lawmakers must disentangle themselves from donors

With all due respect, I'd like to recommend that the Alaska State Legislature and the governor not pass another law until they've cleared up one critical and obvious issue: They must firmly and legally...
Voices of Alaska: Permitting process no longer serving public's interest

...resource law and over 20 years experience with the State of Alaska. She has worked thirteen sessions for the Alaska state legislature; served as an assistance attorney general specializing in oil, gas and mining law and coastal management...
Kasilof River projects continue, funding added

...sustainability of the Kasilof River special use area and drift boat fishery. In its fiscal year 2014 capital budget, the Alaska State Legislature set aside $1.4 million for upgrades to the mouth of the river for improving public access and user facilities...
Church keeps fingers crossed for funding

...protected from fire only by two fire extinguishers and the priest's watch. But, a proposed $230,000 from the Alaska State Legislature could add a new fire protection system that would greatly ease Andrew's mind, he said."If we don't have...
Op-ed: Repeal and replace the giveaway for Alaska. Representative Beth Kerttula represents Juneau and other Southeast Alaska communities in the Alaska State Legislature. She is the House Democratic Leader and a former oil and gas attorney.
Assembly approves fiscal notes on future legislation

...legislation. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre opposed the use of so-called fiscal notes saying that his experience in the Alaska State Legislature left him thinking they got in the way of making laws. However, following the vote, Navarre said he would make...


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