Considering the governor and the Legislature’s majorities remain far apart on an income tax and other tax increases, it doesn’t look like the session will end any time soon.Read More
Their bill has no single signature issue. It’s a mash-up of ideas from left and right, leaving out the more controversial ones.Read More
Because the state government has a $4 billion deficit, some lawmakers have suggested drawing money from the fund to pay for other state costs.Read More
The Alaska Senate has rejected House changes to a bill that would divvy up excess earnings from a rural power program.
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It’s a coup for Murkowski, the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, who says she included the policy priorities of 62 senators, Republican and Democrat.Read More
Progress on the state government budget has slowed to a crawl this week, but Gov. Bill Walker remains hopeful the Legislature will reach an agreement on an oil and gas tax bill that’s at the center of budget talks.Read More