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What others say: Location doesn't matter when lives are at stake is in the room.The first Alaska Legislature knew this. Back in 1959, one of the laws approved in that first state Legislature set the rules for how the Legislature or the governor could call a special session.No thought was given to location...
Army Corps of Engineers and Kenai agree to share cost of bluff erosion study, or it has to be put back into the capital fund and re-appropriated," Koch said. "This year they (the state Legislature) didn't do one (re-appropriation). Because of the financial situation, any extra money that comes back from...
What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...makes it clear that if Seattle doesn't want to host Shell's fleet, Alaska will do so, gladly."The Alaska State Legislature invites Royal Dutch Shell to use a port in this state as the homeport of its Arctic drilling fleet if the lease with...
State-led gas line scores low on credibility

Two consultants to the state Legislature have warned that Gov. Bill Walker's quest for an expanded state-led natural gas pipeline could undermine the larger industry-led...
Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

...Peninsula health care providers are looking at potential effects of the Medicaid expansion currently being debated in the state legislature. Governor Bill Walker introduced a bill in March to offer Medicaid coverage to adults whose annual income is below...
Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion estimated 5,830 Kenai Peninsula residents eligible for Medicaid, the Medicaid expansion being debated in the state legislature could have behind-the-scenes effects on a health care system currently dealing with 9,239 unprocessed applications...
Walker orders AK LNG review

...operating by 2024.The governor's announcement of a review of the project comes amid a heated dispute with the state Legislature about the governor's instructions to the state gas corporation, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., to scale...
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea hand over huge swaths of federal land there. State legislatures in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada...types of bills that have been floating around in the state legislatures, that demand the transfer of federal public lands...
What others say: Help more Alaskans vote

...voter registration is the law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Voters simply present a driver's license at the polling station, and they're permitted to vote. Different...
Sen. Sullivan talks federal regulations, military presence

...military presence in Alaska are among his priorities.Sullivan made his comments in addressing a joint session of the state Legislature. Such addresses are tradition among Alaska's U.S. senators, and this was the first for Sullivan, a Republican...


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