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School board goals focus on uncertain future directly with the board to flesh out a review of instructional needs, revenue options, work with the Alaska State Legislature and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, and to develop "what if" scenarios for what the school district may be faced...
School board finalizes budget

...anticipating that number could have landed between $4.2 million and $6.1 million, depending on decisions made on the state Legislature and borough assembly for funding allocations.The preliminary budget document the board finalized at Monday's...
Op-ed: The Southern lie

...majority of Southern congressional seats until 1994. Not until 2010 did they gain unified control of the Alabama state Legislature.The left doesn't expend much energy complaining about the South's contribution to the most important progressive...
Kenai to hold work session on commercial marijuana

...state was doing, but at this point we're looking at commercial legalization within a year," Bloom said. "The state legislature didn't really pass any legislation this year regarding marijuana, aside from creating a marijuana control board...
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...
Alaska isn't only state with budget issues

...last three years, about a dozen states annually held special sessions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Kansas legislators are in the midst of their longest session ever as lawmakers have been deadlocked over proposals...
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...
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...


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