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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.

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil production

Microphones cut during senate hearing on oil productionThe Senate Resources Chair cut off microphones when the Minority Leader attempted to explain why industry experts should be required to testify under oath.

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debate

Sponsor of Judicial Council amendment set on getting floor debateThe sponsor of an amendment to reconfigure the Judicial Council says he wants a vote on the bill, even if the outcome is not guaranteed to be favorable.

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complex

State suspends funding for new Anchorage tennis complexThe State is looking into the legality of using money earmarked for building repairs to construct a new tennis complex in Anchorage.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education billThe Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some contentious elements and adding more funding.

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project fundingSoutheast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before voteA constitutional amendment that would reconfigure a commission tasked with vetting judges was pulled from a vote in the Alaska Senate on Monday.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcryA bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school fundingFor the past week, there have been a lot of parents running around the State Capitol letting their legislators know they want more money put into education.