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Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.
Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repeal

Filmmakers fear industry stagnation with Sen. Stoltze’s tax repeal

Alaska’s film and television producers fear an attempt to repeal the 7-year-old tax credit system will stifle their growing industry.…

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

Advocates are rejoicing after Gov. Bill Walker released an updated budget that restores funding for homeless programs.…

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas to Asian buyers, too.…

New Alaska branch of Americans For Prosperity campaigns against Medicaid expansion

Americans for Prosperity led a successful campaign to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill in Tennessee this year. Price is hoping for the same success in…

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Lawmaker proposes eliminating film tax credit program

Lawmaker proposes eliminating film tax credit program

An Alaska lawmaker wants to eliminate the program that provides tax credits for films produced in Alaska.…

With budget changes, Walker boosts ferry, community jails funding

With budget changes, Walker boosts ferry, community jails funding

With Wednesday’s deadline for changes, Gov. Bill Walker has sent his final amendments to the capital and operating…

Sen. Egan says daylight saving time important for Southeast

Sen. Egan says daylight saving time important for Southeast

A Juneau lawmaker said the proposed daylight saving time exemption would mean a loss of useful light in…

Bill: No per diem for lawmakers not in Juneau during session

Bill: No per diem for lawmakers not in Juneau during session

An Anchorage lawmaker has proposed eliminating per diem payments to lawmakers who aren't in Juneau during session.…

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipeline

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipeline

Murkowski says she’s not normally an alarmist, but she thinks President Obama’s actions show he’s trying to starve…

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