Governor Seal Parnell is asking Alaska Native leaders to lobby the Legislature in support of his education initiatives.
The Alaska Senate today (Wednesday) unanimously passed a bill giving judges the ability to consider Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as a mitigating factor in sentencing for non-violent crimes.
A bill that would allow judges to consider Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as a mitigating factor in criminal sentencing had a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee today (Monday).
A chorus of voices sang the second verse of the Alaska Flag Song on the steps of the Capitol building this afternoon (Friday).
The Parnell administration has reached a settlement on the Point Thomson gas fields that the governor says will help clear a path to an Alaska natural gas pipeline.
Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would rename Juneau’s federal courthouse facilities in honor of the late Judge Robert Boochever, who passed away in October at the age of 94.
The latest reapportionment plan makes no changes to Southeast Alaska election district boundaries. But parts of that plan will likely be altered because it does not meet federal requirements protecting minority voting strength.
Legislation aimed at encouraging affordable housing has passed the Alaska House.
Juneau Representative Cathy Muñoz sponsored HB 264 at the request of local contractors and the Alaska State Home Building Association who say current tax laws hinder development.
A measure helping villages set up safe water and sewer systems is getting some attention in the Legislature.
With less than three weeks remaining in the legislative session, it’s looking unlikely lawmakers will pass a bill to re-establish the Alaska Coastal Management Program.