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Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegations

Major General Thomas Katkus responds to National Guard sexual assault allegationsParnell’s commissioner of the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs, Major General Thomas Katkus says the federal investigation should help improve the system.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegations

Gov. Parnell says he took immediate action on sexual assault allegationsGovernor Sean Parnell is defending his decision to wait four years to request a federal investigation into reports of a sexual assault problem in the Alaska National Guard.

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education bill

Lawmakers make tentative deal on education billNegotiators from the State House and Senate have reached a deal on the governor’s education bill, and it includes a mix of permanent and one-time funding increases.

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension system

Unanimous vote allocates $3 billion toward pension systemThe Legislature unanimously agreed to put $3 billion toward the public employee pension system just hours after their plan was released.

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel out

Alaska Legislature misses deadline to gavel outWith the House and Senate struggling to make a deal on education, lawmakers are forced into extra innings.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

Legislature backs Tongass takeover planThe Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Parnell signs abortion bill

Parnell signs abortion billGov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill that restricts state Medicaid payments for abortions.

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension system

House approves $3 billion transfer to pension systemThe Alaska State House has voted in favor of Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to shore up the state’s pension system.

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov handles range of questions in online town hallGov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state's oil tax structure would "kill" oil production.