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Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Close to a hundred members of the public offered comment and all but a dozen spoke against removing the prohibition on state money benefiting private schools.

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role Evolves

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role Evolves

Since the Palin administration, the State has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to TransCanada as reimbursement for planning work on a gasline.

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forward

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forward

The Senate Finance Committee advanced the bill on Friday. The pay-raise recommendations come from a non-partisan board that look at factors like cost of living and salaries for comparable positions in other states.

Lawmakers begin review of gasline project

Lawmakers begin review of gasline project

It took Gov. Sean Parnell three years to get his oil tax overhaul through the Legislature. Now, the goal is to pass a bill setting the terms for a massive natural gas pipeline in 90 days.

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocation

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocation

Gov. Sean Parnell introduced his education package Friday, and inside is a small increase to the school funding formula.

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and education

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and education

Governor Parnell says he has three main priorities for the legislative session that started this week in Juneau: education, the gas line and the unfunded Pers/Ters pension fund liability.

State of the State: 2014 should be education session

State of the State: 2014 should be education session

During State of the State address last night, Parnell laid out an agenda that was friendly to the “school choice” movement.

State releases terms of pipeline deal

State releases terms of pipeline deal

The terms of the agreement with the North Slope producers and TransCanada have been released.

Lawmakers File Dozens Of Bills In Advance Of Session

Lawmakers File Dozens Of Bills In Advance Of Session

State lawmakers have pre-filed more than 50 bills in advance of the legislative session.

Parnell announces new pipeline plan, changes AGIA agreement

Parnell announces new pipeline plan, changes AGIA agreement

Governor Sean Parnell announced Friday the state is taking a new approach to a large-scale natural gas line in Alaska.