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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 said...
What others say: No excuse for Alaska's 'Medicaid gap'

...more to foot the bill for their care, just doesn't make sense. We hope the governor - or, failing that, the state legislature - will reconsider and allow the expansion of Medicaid.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,June 22
Legislature should hold hearing on referendum

The state legislature has broken the law and failed to...repeal initiative. Last year, the state legislature held many hearings on declining oil...they should be. It is time for the state legislature to follow the law. We should have...
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 maintained...
Soldotna hears from residents on Birch Ridge golf course

...spice and bath salts, at the public meeting on Wednesday. Since it was introduced at last month's meeting, the state Legislature has proposed a bill that would make the drugs illegal statewide, said City Manager Mark Dixson. The Council agreed...
'Take it outside' effort needs support

...throughout all regions of the state, ranging from 75 percent to 84 percent. Currently, there are two bills in the state legislature which will assure that all Alaskan's are protected from second-hand smoke. Senate Bill 209 and House Bill 360...
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...
House committee moves cell phone ban bill

...The Anchorage Assembly worked on this for a long time before realizing there needs to an enabling act from the state Legislature allowing them to do this," Meyer said. Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, suggested that parked cars be exempted...
Funding for federal pipeline not in budget

...pipeline project that would serve North American markets. The project has shifted focus in recent years, and the state Legislature is currently weighing whether the state should pursue an equity stake in a liquefied natural gas project that would...

...Romney to her state's two U.S. Senators urged her to reject the measure, which emerged from the GOP-controlled state Legislature. The bill was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing...


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