The University of Alaska will face serious challenges in 2014 if budget issues are not addressed, according to university President Pat Gamble.
The president of a major teachers’ union in Alaska says the state’s public education system needs more funding if goals, like the governor’s 90 percent graduation rate, are to be met.
Estimates indicate Alaska’s prison population could reach capacity by 2016 even as a new prison is just gearing up.
An Anchorage lawmaker is asking for additional information about how a confessed serial killer got a razor before his jail-cell suicide last month.
Legislation sponsored by the Parnell administration to relax the state’s cruise ship wastewater discharge rules has now cleared both the House and Senate Resources Committees.
Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed a $24.5 million supplemental budget for unexpected or additional costs this fiscal year.
The public got its first chance to comment on Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal to cut taxes on oil companies on Tuesday, and most of the testimony broke along familiar lines.
A House committee has advanced a measure that would allow active-duty military members who have maintained residency while living outside Alaska for more than 10 years to remain eligible for Permanent Fund dividends.
House Democratic leader Beth Kerttula says she’s hopeful that legislation will be introduced this year to re-establish a coastal management program.
The joint Alaska House and Senate Transportation Committees Tuesday sent the name of Governor Sean Parnell’s pick for Transportation Commissioner, Pat Kemp, to the full … more