The portrait of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, commissioned by the Alaska Legislature, now hangs outside the House Speaker’s office on the second floor of the State Capitol.
The state is negotiating a new lease for the Department of Labor building in Juneau, even as employees who work there continue to suffer ill health effects.
HB 325 is nearly identical to a citizen’s initiative on track for a statewide vote later this year. But House Majority Leader Alan Austerman – the bill’s primary sponsor – says he’s open to changes. Lawmakers can preempt the ballot measure by adopting substantially similar legislation.
The Juneau School District budget committee will forward its budget recommendations to the school board Tuesday night.
Governor Sean Parnell has signed a bill easing the state’s requirement for certain political candidates to file electronic disclosure information electronically.
House Bill 325 closely mirrors a citizen’s initiative that’s on track for a statewide vote later this year. Lawmakers can pre-empt the measure by passing substantially similar legislation.
About 40 percent of Juneau residents say the city and borough should cut services before raising taxes and fees. But 30 percent say they’d be willing to pay higher taxes or user fees.
Gov. Sean Parnell says an education funding bill that recently passed the Senate is the “ultimate giveaway,” because it doesn’t require results.
The Senate State Affairs Committee has advanced a bill giving Alaska’s public employees a choice of retirement systems, despite objections from the Parnell administration.
Kokayi Nosakhere says House Finance Committee members are playing politics with school meals bill.