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Origami peace peacock finds a home in the state capitol

Origami peace peacock finds a home in the state capitol

The peacock is made of more than 2,000 pieces of folded paper.

Spill prevention and response funding bill dies

Spill prevention and response funding bill dies

A 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 abortion

The 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 loans

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

Senate unanimously passes Erin’s Law

Senate unanimously passes Erin’s Law

The Alaska Senate has unanimously passed legislation aimed at sexual assault awareness and prevention programs in schools.

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foul

House passes minimum wage bill, as initiative sponsors cry foul

The 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 process

The 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.

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

A bill that would allow landlords to garnish tenants’ Permanent Fund dividends to pay for repairs is headed for a full House vote.

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

Scott 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 production

The Senate Resources Chair cut off microphones when the Minority Leader attempted to explain why industry experts should be required to testify under oath.