Upriver from St. Mary’s, the village of Emmonak has been dry since 1991. The community is 120 miles northwest of Bethel near the mouth of the Yukon River, and the people there travel in and out of Bethel frequently.Read More
Sunday marked the scheduled end of the 90-day session. But critical issues, including state spending plans and decisions on how to fund them, remained unsettled. A stumbling block has been how far to push changes to Alaska's oil and gas tax credit system.Read More
Co-chair Steve Thompson says concerns were raised during public testimony on provisions related to mining and fishing. He says he wants to work with industry and other legislators to try to come up with something that will be acceptable and still meet some of the goals set out by Walker.Read More
The bill, from Rep. Lynn Gattis, would require that the board include one resident each from Anchorage; the Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna and Fairbanks North Star boroughs; the City and Borough of Juneau; and a community not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks. There would be a student regent and four at-large members.Read More
So far this year, the state budget includes no money for the fund. But a bill passed by the Senate this week would try to replace some of that funding in years to come.Read More
The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker’s attempts to fill seats on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries.
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Lawmakers are being warned that if they do not gavel out on Sunday, workers will be adding the roar of jackhammers to the end-of-session din in the state Capitol.Read More