During a Senate hearing, controversial Marijuana Control Board nominee Vivian Stiver faced vocal opposition from the marijuana industry and its proponents.
The surprise nomination of Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Kenai) for speaker of the House failed, but the scars will complicate Republican efforts to form a majority during this legislature.
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.
DHSS immediately privatized API, handing management to a company with ties to OMB Director Donna Arduin. The move is expected to cost more money, upsetting legislators and API workers.
Members of the Senate State Affairs Committee offered a cold reception to Governor Michael J. Dunleavy's proposals aimed at paving the way to a Permanent Fund Dividend payback.
UAA's School of Education lost accreditation for its largest programs. UA President Jim Johnsen called it "a fundamental failure." A long-term fix has not been identified.
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."
In a Senate hearing, Attorney General nominee Kevin Clarkson covered lawmakers' questions, ranging from the opioid epidemic to abortion access.
Alaska is still cleaning up the mess an actuary left of the public retirement system. Sen. Bert Stedman used his institutional knowledge to explain the legislature's responses.