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Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant fundingAt $245 million, the biggest item in the capital budget before the Legislature is a power plant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance BillThe $150 million-dollar bill to subsidize Alaska’s oil refineries was expanded another $50m to include the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski.

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov handles range of questions in online town hallGov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state's oil tax structure would "kill" oil production.

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstration

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstrationA pack of youths walked the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday in a silent demonstration asking for more education funding.

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.