The Alaska House Judiciary Committee advanced Big Lake Republican Mark Neuman’s “stand your ground” bill on Friday.
A special Senate committee on oil production has advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to lower taxes on oil companies without any amendments.
The Alaska Department of Revenue says it won’t be charging state property tax on a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill vessel anchored within a Kodiak Island bay.
The Alaska Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution applauding state officials for fighting federal overreach.
HB 80 has already passed in the House, and on Thursday the Senate Finance Committee invited the public to comment on it.
Starting March 4th, the Douglas station will only be open 1 to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Auke Bay will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
For the first time, the Department of Law is cracking down on shady business practices allegedly taking place aboard vessels.
Gov. Sean Parnell says that if Arctic offshore exploration off Alaska is shut down this summer, the action “condemns” the region for decades.
Since 2010, the Alaska state legislature has debated the passage of a “Stand Your Ground” law. Versions of the bill have made their way through committee, passed in the House, and then ultimately stalled in the Senate. Now, the bill is back.
Alaska’s primary would be moved up two weeks in even-numbered years under a bill proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell.