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What others say: Fighting the fires

...Cantwell told The Seattle Times this week that the Wildfire Management Act of 2015 is expected to be presented by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources before the end of summer. The act would change how the federal government handles...
Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...and others who have concerns with the health care provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, of which Sullivan is a member, plans a field hearing in Eagle River on Aug. 25.Veterans...
Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

...that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses, and for other purposes," was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on July 9.Neither Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski nor Sen. Dan Sullivan are...
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...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

JUNEAU - A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that would allow for a portion of the state's royalty revenue from the project to go toward energy...
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...
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...
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...
Senate committee hears in-state gas pipeline plan

A state Senate committee Monday began three days of informational hearings on a new natural gas pipeline plan for Anchorage and Fairbanks, but the plan...
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...


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