An attorney for Alaska Natives cited for illegal fishing is renewing his religious protection defense, saying the state could conserve king salmon runs on the Kuskokwim River while giving Yup’ik Eskimos subsistence priority to accommodate their long-held spiritual views.
House and Senate Democrats have rolled out oil tax legislation they say will put more oil in Alaska’s pipeline without throwing the state off a fiscal cliff.
The Juneau International Airport is moving smokers further away from the terminal.
Medically necessary abortions would be defined as those needed to avoid serious risk to the life of the woman under a bill introduced in the Alaska Senate.
Oil taxes remain the legislature’s top issue this week, with six hearings scheduled on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to bring them down. But there’s also plenty else going on in Juneau, from consideration of education and home energy bills to visits from state dignitaries.
The recently ousted leader of the Alaska Republican Party is fighting his removal.
The Alaska House has passed a bill that would offer tax breaks for farmers.
The across the board government spending cuts go into effect two weeks from Friday. This week President Barack Obama proposed a short term mix of spending cuts and tax increases to delay the sequester, but Republicans on Capitol Hill called it dead on arrival.