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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...
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

...hard since the spill to ensure that prevention and response measures are as strong as possible. Clearly the Alaska State Legislature has also been mulling over these same issues with the introduction of House Bill 325 (HB325).HB325 was introduced...
Non-residents should pay non-resident sportfish fee

...non-resident annual fee of $145 that everyone else pays. I urge you to contact your representatives in the Alaska State Legislature and let them know you want AS 16.05.340(i) repealed. The State of Alaska should not be giving away Alaska...
A tablet for every Alaskan student and teacher?

...House Finance subcommittee on the DEED budget proposed deep cuts to the amended budget Parnell submitted to the Alaska State Legislature, including more than halving the $5.9 million for digitized education - down to $2.61 million.Sen. Berta...
Olson, Chenault talk oil taxes, gas pipeline

Two lawmakers from the Kenai Peninsula contend the Alaska State Legislature is closer than ever to making historic decisions on two hot button issues - a rework of the state's oil tax system and building...
At session's end, time to play ball

How can you measure a session in the Alaska State Legislature?What measurements can we take to find out whether what was accomplished - or not accomplished - was a success or a failure...
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...


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