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Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file awayCongress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.

Congress extends timber country payments one year

Congress extends timber country payments one yearCongress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdown

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdownWhat would the Republican Senate candidates who are challenging Begich have done if they had been in office instead?

Murkowski secures $50 million for legacy well clean up

Murkowski secures $50 million for legacy well clean upLegislation that passed Congress yesterday will allocate $50 million to clean up the 130 oil and gas wells that were drilled and abandoned by the federal government in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska.

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislation

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislationThe mass shooting at a Navy installation in Washington, D.C. Monday is reigniting the debate over guns and background checks.

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats upNatural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is stepping down from his post amid talk that he’s planning a run for U.S. Senate.

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assentSecretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. government is holding the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plansPresident Barack Obama wants to tie college rankings to how affordable they are and whether students are landing in the workforce after graduation.

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown fallout

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown falloutThe president recently announced the one year delay of the provision of the law that requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance. Republicans in Congress sensed an opportunity and pounced.

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summit

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summitThis week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting in Anchorage to discuss what they see as “federal overreach.”