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Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to SenateThe Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 216 on Thursday

Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programs

Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programsLegislation reinstates such programs as Airlift Northwest's AirCare

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrectedSome of the permitting bill's less controversial provisions might be coming back in a different form.

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineriesA bill crafted by the Administration would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds.

Spill prevention and response funding bill dies

Spill prevention and response funding bill diesA bill to address funding shortfalls for a state hazardous spill cleanup program died in a legislative committee Monday.

State House passes bill limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

State House passes bill limiting Medicaid payments for abortionThe Alaska State House narrowly passed a bill that would put limits on state Medicaid payments for abortion.

Senate passes proposed amendment on student loans

Senate passes proposed amendment on student loansThe Alaska Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping lower the cost of student loans.

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foul

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foulThe fight over the minimum wage bill got so ugly on Sunday night, legislators joked that they preferred debating abortion.

Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment process

Final vote on abortion bill delayed after divisive amendment processThe Alaska State House opened debate on a bill putting limits on state Medicaid payments for abortions on Thursday, only to shelve it and delay a final vote to Sunday.

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for AlaskaScott Jepsen with ConocoPhillips Alaska says the oil tax cut approved by lawmakers last year improved the business climate in the state.