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Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

Bill would give immunity for reporting overdose

The House Judiciary Committee has moved a bill giving limited immunity for those who seek medical assistance for someone suffering a drug overdose.

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

A former pipeline company executive appointed to the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. says he will resign if the Legislature does not expressly permit out-of-state residents to serve on that board.

As public testimony floods in, permitting bill’s future uncertain

As public testimony floods in, permitting bill’s future uncertain

Opposition has come out strong and fast, key senators are on the fence, and movement on the controversial permitting bill has stalled.

Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

Gov. Sean Parnell is reiterating his call for lawmakers to put $3 billion from savings toward paying down the state’s unfunded pension liability.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary bill

Ferry workers’ testimony cut short again on salary bill

For the second time this legislative session, Alaska Marine Highway workers were shut out from testifying against a bill that would cut their salaries.

Senate Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

Senate Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

The Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, comparable in size to the package the House recently passed.

University President says gun bill unacceptable

University President says gun bill unacceptable

UA President Pat Gamble says a bill permitting concealed handguns on campus is unacceptable.

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

State Senate passes bill advancing gasline project

After six hours of debate, the state Senate voted in favor of a bill advancing a natural gas megaproject where Alaska is a part owner.

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

With budget shortfalls looming, questions raised about Knik Bridge finances

A bill authorizing the state to build a billion-dollar bridge across the Knik Arm is back for consideration.