Senate Bill 56 would make it a misdemeanor to possess small amounts of narcotics like heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and meth with no intent to sell – crimes that are currently considered felonies.
Alaska officials say the state was able to recover only about $144,000 in an auction to sell what was left of the now-defunct Matanuska Creamery.
The so-called “Frankenfish” resolution cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Friday, its last stop before a vote on the Senate floor.
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition says ACES’s progressivity should be lowered to prompt investment, production of unrecovered reserves.
The specter of declining oil production, and thus declining state revenue, hung over the room. At $9.8 billion, the House operating budget shaves a percentage point off Gov. Sean Parnell’s version and holds spending on state agencies at zero growth.
The Parnell administration and two public employee unions have reached tentative agreement for a new three-year contract to begin in July.
After hearing that their oil tax bill could mean at least $6 billion in revenue lost over the next five years, the Senate Finance committee made some adjustments on Thursday.
The speaker of the Alaska House wants to bring gun manufacturers to the state.
Teenagers from across the state were in Juneau this week, pushing lawmakers to adopt legislation that promotes local food production and provides better food security … more
The latest rewrite of a bill cutting taxes on oil companies is expected to bring down state revenue by more than $1 billion next year.