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House Speaker reattempts Agrium tax credit

House Speaker reattempts Agrium tax creditThe Alaska Department of Revenue expects a proposed tax credit for the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski to cost the state between $3 million and $4 million in foregone revenue annually.

Alaska teens lobby governor on climate change

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action delivered a petition with more than a thousand signatures to the governor’s office on Tuesday.

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of Stevens

House resolution supports ‘exoneration’ of StevensThe resolution follows a decision earlier this year upholding the reversal of suspensions of two federal prosecutors accused of withholding evidence in Stevens' corruption trial.

At National Guard confirmation hearing, the political becomes personal

At a pair of confirmation hearings on Tuesday, Laurie Hummel was asked about her plans for reforming the Guard, and went through a personal line of questioning along the way.

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendments

House Finance takes up proposed budget amendmentsThe House Finance Committee has approved restoring much of a proposed $1.7 million cut to public broadcasting and reducing by about $10 million a cut to the University of Alaska system.

AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptions

AFN asks Walker to change position on adoptionsThey say the state’s position in the case Tununuk v. the state of Alaska erects barriers between tribal children and tribal homes.

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansion

Kelly says he doesn’t think he can support expansionSen. Pete Kelly plans to introduce a bill aimed at reforming the current Medicaid system.

Lawmakers discuss new approach to marijuana legalization

Assistant Attorney General Kaci Schroeder told the committee that language making it clear that hash and hash oil would be treated the same as other forms of marijuana was helpful for clarifying the law.

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect serviceOne of the Alaska Marine Highway’s new ferry engines is down. That could affect service in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Senate Republicans preview Medicaid reform bill

Senate Republicans preview Medicaid reform billSenator Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, previewed a bill he is planning to introduce this week to reform the current Medicaid system.