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Daylight Saving Bill Triggers Time Zone Déjà Vu

Daylight Saving Bill Triggers Time Zone Déjà VuSen. Anna MacKinnon, a Republican state senator from Eagle River, points to negative health effects and the loss of productivity that comes from adjusting clocks twice a year.

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later

Cuts to early education now could cost the state later"It’s better from an economic perspective for the state to maintain funding as much as possible than to cut it at this point," says economic analyst Jim Calvin.

Walker, Republican leadership tangle over proposed LNG line

Walker, Republican leadership tangle over proposed LNG lineSince Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has escalated into outright hostility.

Judge denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Judge denies stay in education funding lawsuitSuperior Court Judge William Carey on Friday denied a motion for a stay of his January decision that the required local contribution is a dedicated tax, and therefore is unconstitutional.

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with a drop in state funding.

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertain

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertainThe move is a setback for the Walker administration, which has made Medicaid expansion a top priority. But the fight may not be over yet.

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panelAlaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.

Juneau delegation plans to introduce bill naming SLAM, outlines budget effects

Juneau delegation plans to introduce bill naming SLAM, outlines budget effectsLawmakers also honor Paralympian Joe Tompkins.

Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

Throughout rural Alaska, there's about $900 million in needed water and sewer work.

Capping caseloads ‘not realistic’ for state’s probation officers without funds

Capping caseloads ‘not realistic’ for state’s probation officers without fundsDepartment of Corrections Commissioner Ronald Taylor says the proposal would not be realistic without additional funding.