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Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdle

Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdleAnchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she's not out to destroy the agency.

In continuing fight, public broadcasting funding axed

In continuing fight, public broadcasting funding axedMat-Su Republican Mike Dunleavy warned that the cuts would be deep before announcing them at a Thursday meeting.

Legislative analyst offers gloomy budget outlook

Legislative analyst offers gloomy budget outlookA standing-room-only crowd gathered to watch a special budget presentation that had been discussed in murmurs for weeks.

Senate panel restores some funding for university system

Senate panel restores some funding for university systemA Senate subcommittee has restored $6.8 million cut by the House to the University of Alaska system budget.

Gov expected to introduce property tax bill for gas project

Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says the formula will lay out a structure so the parties know the variables that will be involved in calculating the payments.

Report recommends Congress restructure Denali Commission

Among the complaints were that conflict of interest laws prevented Alaska-based commissioners from participating in decisions, and there was nothing in place to allow the federal co-chair of the commission to delegate authority.

Walker leads Choose Respect rally as senators cut funding

Walker leads Choose Respect rally as senators cut fundingGov. Bill Walker on Thursday led a Choose Respect rally to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Hours later a Senate subcommittee zeroed out the state funding that supports the program.

Alaska Senate votes to sunset school bond payment program

Alaska Senate votes to sunset school bond payment programThe Alaska Senate has passed a bill that would stop state reimbursement of new school bonds, including ones that are currently being considered in Anchorage.

Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substance

Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substanceA bloc of Democrats opposed the move. Sen. Bill Wielechowski argued that it was contrary to the intent of the initiative.

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decide

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decideThe bill would also allow VA doctors to recommend marijuana use to their patients and require the government to start issuing marijuana research licenses.
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