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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.

State reps reject measure to extend military perk to same-sex partners

State reps reject measure to extend military perk to same-sex partners

A measure adding same-sex partners to a bill allowing military spouses to keep their driver’s licenses was rejected.

Rewrite of campus gun bill proposed

Rewrite of campus gun bill proposed

A rewrite of the gun bill would limit concealed carry to those at least 21 years old who hold a concealed handgun permit.

State representatives condemn EPA chief’s statements

State representatives condemn EPA chief’s statements

The Alaska State House unanimously condemned language used by the chief of the EPA to describe gifts she received in the state.

Lawmakers mulling Anchorage legislative office purchase

Lawmakers mulling Anchorage legislative office purchase

The proposal calls for authorizing the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. to purchase the office building for about $28.3 million.

VPSOs prepare for possibility of being armed

VPSOs prepare for possibility of being armed

The effort to allow VPSOs to carry guns cleared a major hurdle last week when the Alaska House unanimously passed the bill that does just that.

Slideshow: Interior work underway on new SLAM vault

Slideshow: Interior work underway on new SLAM vault

Artifacts to be moved into new vault in late May prior to demolition of current Alaska State Museum