Alaska Court System Looks to Add Two Superior Court Judges to Aid Homer and...

A bill from the Alaska Court System, seeking to convert two district court judgeships to superior court positions, was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon.

Senate Democrats Have Harsh Words for Dunleavy and Arduin Over Supplemental Budget

Senate Democrats say Gov. Dunleavy is breaking a promise with his proposed $23 million cut to education, but his OMB director is "the one with the hatchet."

Teachers Say Constitutional Amendment Would Improve Retention, Student Outcomes

Teachers came prepared to talk about budget uncertainty and teacher retention. But Sen. Chris Birch wanted to talk about unions.

Gov. Dunleavy’s Attorney General Pick Faces Lawmakers’ Questions in Senate Hearing

In a Senate hearing, Attorney General nominee Kevin Clarkson covered lawmakers' questions, ranging from the opioid epidemic to abortion access.

Budget Poised to Hurt Farmers, Fishers, Hunters, and Miners

Gov. Dunleavy has promoted natural resource development as an answer to the recession, but his budget hits small business that do just that. Meanwhile, he plans to scrap the Ocean Ranger program that checks cruise industry pollution.

Moratorium on School Bond Debt Reimbursement Heads to House Floor

“Given the current political lay of the land, this bill makes sense. But... the State is going to need new revenue someday,” said Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage).

Dunleavy’s Constitutional Amendment Requiring Voter Approval for Taxes Could Allow Legislature to Override Public...

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced concerns over a provision in Gov. Dunleavy's Americans for Prosperity-backed constitutional amendment that would give lawmakers veto power over tax-related voter initiatives.

PODCAST: Legislative Update, Day 45

John Aronno and Craig Tuten go through the latest updates on Alaska's legislative session, John sits down with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii Legislative Liaison Alyson Currey, and a special message to Fairbanks City Mayor Jim Matherly.

Senate Considers Medicaid Work Requirements Despite Concerning Record

Senate Finance held its first hearing on Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Peter Micciche, proposing major changes to Alaska's Medicaid System. The requirements have proven problematic in other states.

House Passes Bill to Help Veterans Qualify for State Jobs

“This legislation would provide certainty to our veterans, ensuring that their military experience would count irrespective of any change in administrations," said Rep. Andi Story (D-Juneau).
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