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Saving money, or passing the buck?

...not with the Alaska Legislature.The Senate this week approved a bill that would retroactively...According to a press release from the Senate Majority office, school debt reimbursement...resume in 5 years at a lower rate. The Senate Majority press release went on to tout...
Lawmakers fast-track bill to avoid paying Anchorage bonds a bill so the state won't have to help pay for $59 million in school bonds in Alaska's largest district.The Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would retroactively halt the state's practice of partially reimbursing municipalities...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...accountability in the system. Sen. Bert Stedman, who chairs the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, said an issue of this...the last month, is scheduled for a hearing before a special Senate committee this week.The major issue this session has been...
House passes bill limiting AGDC role in alternate gas plan

...corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker.HB 132 passed 24-14. It would next go to the Senate.Walker has said he would veto the bill. His spokeswoman said his views haven't changed.Supporters of the bill say Walker's...
What others say: Bills would leave projects in limbo

...that is expected to run in the billions of dollars annually for several years, that bond program is in jeopardy.Two bills - Senate Bill 64 and its House Bill 138 - would suspend the program for five years and then bring it back at a reduced reimbursement...
Sen. Sullivan talks federal regulations, military presence

...discharge regulations, and hearings in Alaska on the Clean Water Act that he'll chair next month.Sullivan said the U.S. Senate has been working on a version of the federal budget over the past two months, with several votes planned this week. The budget...
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

...Film Group, said he wanted to see the two legislators spike Senate Bill 39 which would eliminate the film incentive in the state...the film industry bill was likely not a high priority for the Senate."There's only 30 days left (in the session)," Olson...
Military code, gas line appointments things to watch

...that confirmations are no longer voted on in committee but advanced to a joint session of the Legislature for consideration. Senate Resources plans a confirmation hearing for Short on Monday, the same day it plans to continue its confirmation hearing of Attorney...
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...use fisheries when the bill is heard in Senate Resources, the committee expected to discuss...
Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for March 23

Monday 9:00 a.m.The Senate Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 64...Directors. Testimony will be taken.Tuesday 9:00 a.m.The Senate Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 39...


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