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Attorney General grilled over transparency

...commercial law.That didn't sit well with the Senate committee, however, because it also smacked of Richards controlling...need confidentiality agreements."One area the Senate committee probed carefully later in the hearing was the possible...
State gives gloomy outlook for gasline session this fall

...on project "milestones," involving a firm schedule, is also not settled, Fauske said.Two legislators on the Senate committee, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, who co-chaired the meeting, and Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River...
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...
Senators using budget to put heat on administration, EPA

...resource development," Sullivan said.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, along with Sullivan, noted how their positions on Senate committees, combined with Rep. Don Young's seniority in the House, give the state a strong position on energy and environment...
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...
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...
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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