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State-led gas line scores low on credibility

...some damage being done to the credibility of the Alaska LNG Project by the governor's "Plan B," Tsafos told the senate committee."The introduction of a new idea (the Plan B) along with the governor's announced 45-day review (by the...
Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon plan

JUNEAU - A Senate committee held a hearing Monday on the governor's nominees for the state Board of Fisheries, but the panel held off on taking action...
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education funding for the coming year. That would be on top of cuts proposed to the state education department.The Senate committee's proposal also assumes that $32 million in one-time education money for next year will be cut. Last session...
Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

JUNEAU - A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would be good for the...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...bill, which hasn't gotten a lot of attention over the last month, is scheduled for a hearing before a special Senate committee this week.The major issue this session has been the budget. The state faces projected multibillion-dollar deficits...
Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Senate committee has advanced a bill prioritizing personal use fisheries. Senate State Affairs heard public testimony Tuesday mostly in support...
Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature a vetting process and he's encouraged committees to vet all nominees for confirmation thoroughly. House and Senate committees plan to hold confirmation hearings this week for Adjutant Gen. Laurie Hummel for commissioner of Military and Veterans...
Daylight saving time bill springs forward

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska...
Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project legislation.A bill dealing with regulation of now-legal marijuana is also being worked on in House and Senate committees.On the gas pipeline, legislators and the state's industry partners in the big project are still scratching their...
Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled, but...


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