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With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

Some 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 refineries

A bill crafted by the Administration would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds.

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell is hosting an online town hall Wednesday.

Hughes apologizes for news release headline

Hughes apologizes for news release headline

Alaska House members apologize for a news release on a breastfeeding initiative that had the words “smart and sexy” in the headline.

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.