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Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Senate Majority Leader John Coghill says there’s probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage.

Senate panel supports alcohol ‘no sell’ list

The state Senate Finance Committee is supporting a proposal that establishes a “no-sell” list of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage.

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

House strikes retirement plan, funding formula change from education bill

The Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some contentious elements and adding more funding.

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Southeast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

Izembek road issue may be headed to court

The State of Alaska may sue to set up a right-of-way through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

Amendment to restructure Judicial Council stalls before vote

A constitutional amendment that would reconfigure a commission tasked with vetting judges was pulled from a vote in the Alaska Senate on Monday.

Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

Education vote today, parent group rallies for more school funding

For the past week, there have been a lot of parents running around the State Capitol letting their legislators know they want more money put into education.

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

Juneau appeals Petersburg boundary to state Supreme Court

The court challenge of Petersburg’s borough boundaries is not over yet.