The Alaska Legislature will be back in full swing this week, after a break last week that allowed some legislators to attend an energy conference in Washington, D.C., or spend a few days back home.
While the legislature debates whether to cut taxes on oil companies, state lawmakers were in Washington, D.C last week– meeting with oil and gas lobbyists.
One hundred years ago this week, the first territorial legislature gathered in Juneau’s Elks Hall.
Safety costs and weak coal market blamed for $45 million hit.
Around this time of year, Juneau is known for the bustle of the legislative session — the committee hearings, the press conferences, and the many, many floor speeches. But after hours, some members of the capital gang can be found making noise of a different variety.
State agencies no longer need a Department of Environmental Conservation permit to use herbicides and pesticides on state property and rights of way.
Alaska Senator Mark Begich is standing by statements he made about voting access in Alaska after a state official criticized those remarks.
The Naval Academy says five midshipmen are heading to northern Alaska to study changing sea ice levels.
An Alaska senator who has proposed a constitutional change that could impact education says he does not support direct funding for religious or private schools.