State officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska’s health care costs.
Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty testified before lawmakers Friday to discuss the governor’s sex crimes bill.
About a million people visit Alaska by cruise ship every year, creating floating cities along the state’s coastline. A bill that would change just how the waste they produce is regulated is moving rapidly through the legislature, and is scheduled to appear on the House floor today.
For the past couple of weeks, the legislature has been moving forward on the governor’s proposal to cut taxes on oil companies. Now, it’s scheduled to take up the issue of an in-state gasline. Here’s the legislative outlook for the week.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is trying to make a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope more feasible.
An Alaska borough stuck with a $90,000 monthly bill for maintaining a ferry it can’t use is offering the $78 million vessel free to federal, state or local governments.
An Alaska lawmaker has introduced legislation that would make it a felony to interfere with permitted oil and gas, timber or other development projects.
In the legislature, a bill that would increase funding for schools has been introduced.
The University of Alaska will face serious challenges in 2014 if budget issues are not addressed, according to university President Pat Gamble.
The president of a major teachers’ union in Alaska says the state’s public education system needs more funding if goals, like the governor’s 90 percent graduation rate, are to be met.