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Senate committee releases its version of education bill

...and changes in the percentages of debt service for school bonds issued by municipalities that will be paid by the state. Senate leaders put a good face on the bill. "This plan puts education in the hands of the people who can best identify and...
House approves workers' comp changes

...compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.Time is tight for House Bill 306 to make it through the state Senate before the Legislature's required April 20 adjournment, however.The legislation changes the method for paying medical...
Summer road construction nears

...process. First Street in Kenai is also in the design stage and on hold until funding is made available.The Alaska State Senate passed the $2.2 billion for the capital budget, approximately $110 million less than fiscal year 2014. Senate...
Senate passes capital budget

JUNEAU - The state Senate passed a $2.2 billion state capital budget Friday, along with a bill to raise the borrowing limit of the Alaska Municipal Bond...
Senate panel supports alcohol 'no sell' list

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The state Senate Finance Committee has backed a $5 million proposal that includes establishing a list of people who would be banned from buying...
Permitting should be thorough, fair, transparent

I supported Peter Micciche when he ran for Soldotna mayor in 2008 and when he ran for state senate. When Senator Micciche ran for mayor he said one of the reasons he was running was because of a controversial permitting issue...

...recently stalled again for advocates hoping to gain access to Madison Square Garden and other New York venues.The state Senate has passed the bill for several years and put it in a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but it has not...
What others say: Bill to seal some criminal case records isn't good for public

A bill up for a hearing Monday in the state Senate seeks to deny public access to documents in criminal cases in which an accused person is acquitted of all charges or has had all...
Proposed amendment stirs debate

...for a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to go to private schools has been a hotly contested issue in the state senate and has educators on the Kenai Peninsula pondering the implications to public education.Senate Joint Resolution 9...
Local legislators prepare to reconvene

...compensation, and medical malpractice bills related to the Affordable Care Act. Now beginning his second year in the state Senate, Senator Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said working on eight committees in the Legislature turned him from a freshman...


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