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Comment period opens for cruise waste permits

The state has developed a permit process based on new regulations for cruise ship waste water, and that permit process is now open for public comment.

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension system

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension system

The Alaska State House has voted in favor of Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to shore up the state’s pension system.

State House OKs refinery subsidy plan

State House OKs refinery subsidy plan

The Alaska State House has a approved a deal to give the state’s refineries – and one fertilizer plant — up to $200 million in subsidies.

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline Board

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline Board

Gov. Sean Parnell’s choice of Richard Rabinow drew criticism on two fronts: That he’s not Alaskan and that he spent a career at Exxon.

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

At $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 Bill

The $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 hall

Gov. 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 demonstration

A 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 Senate

The 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 programs

Legislation reinstates such programs as Airlift Northwest’s AirCare